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Red-Headed Krait by Culpeo-Fox Red-Headed Krait by Culpeo-Fox
งูสามเหลี่ยมหัวแดง.
Bungarus flaviceps.

Much less known than its popular banded relatives, the Red-Headed Krait is a beautiful serpent that is only rarely seen. Like most Kraits, they seem to inhabit a behaviour that changes drastically depending on the time of day, making one think of Jekyll and Hyde - at day and exposed to light, they will only rarely bite and act very defensive even when harrassed, while at night, they won't shy away from using their extremely potent venom.   


Although having a residence in Thailand where it readily occurs (Trang province), I've never seen this particular Krait in person; unlike other Kraits, they don't do well in captivity and are hard to spot in the wild due to their rarity, their nocturnal, secretive demeanour and preference of living in deep rain forests. It has been a little dream of mine to see and photograph one of these as they are one of my favourites of the Krait genus. One day, hopefully.


Banded Krait by Culpeo-Fox Yellow-Lipped Sea Krait by Culpeo-Fox Reticulated Python by Culpeo-Fox Mock Viper by Culpeo-Fox Malayan Pit Viper by Culpeo-Fox Red-Necked Keelback by Culpeo-Fox
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M5Transmissions Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Good luck on that, then!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Professional Filmographer
This is absolutely gorgeous
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Saskle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Student General Artist
Empoh look it's your hot-headed Kraid ;P
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Empoh Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My Kraid is not a red noodle and he is not hot-headed >:C
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Saskle Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Student General Artist
I remember him being quite hot-headed in his early days, though. :p
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Empoh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
He changed his wae
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Saskle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Oops! i see
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
This series is very creative, or, perhaps, in this case, krait-ive.
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student General Artist
Wow that is one gorgeous snake and I can see why you want to see one in person love the red and black it the snake a badass feel
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nicothai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
Great talent i like so much 😁
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love those scales, this looks great!
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
out of this world,good job
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful snake!
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lunageek520 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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YaNeferMaat Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2018
I love this series of paintings - you meld the biological accuracy so beautifully with the SE Asian theme and patterns. Is the background Indonesian, or Indonesian inspired? Or, Thai? I have now paid enough attention to see that the Red-headed Krait is found in Thailand. Brilliant work! Clap 
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DRamos97 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Student General Artist
That's a pretty redhead you have there.
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Nikalaine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich hoffe dir gehen nie die schglangenarten aus haha :P
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furious88x Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
You did a beautiful job
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Skia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018   General Artist
Ffff ja, sieht ja verboten schön aus - der Krait als solcher als auch dein Werk - besonders dein Werk; akzentuierte Schuppen, tanzende Farben, schimmernde Schönheit. 

Unter UV-"Sicht" hauen die sicher nochmal besonders rein 8D
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
(Lass das eine gewisse schwarze Mamba nicht hören. D8 "Pah, all diese...farbenfrohen Mistviecher. Ist doch eh viel Lärm um nichts! >8[")
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
"Blödmann. <3"


The one and ONLY Blödmann[tm] :'''''')
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
Oh my fucking GÖTTIN----


du GEIL. H E I T :iconblackheartplz: :iconblackheartplz::iconblackheartplz: 
8''''''''D
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
njdbvdavbajvbajovbbh!!!!!!!A!A!AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH???!?!?!?!
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Sunstar-Of-The-North Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so fantastic! You are making me fall in love with snakes more and more! 
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acepredator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Kraits remind me of reef whitetip sharks.

Gentle during the day, active pursuit hunters by night.
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TheDarkestArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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