Habitat: India, Burma, and China
Status: Not Listed
The Motuo Bamboo Pitviper (Trimeresurus medoensis) has got one of those faces that you just remember – probably because if you see it, you might just end up in excruciating pain. This is a venomous Malaysian snake that, while sinisterly beautiful, also resembles some sort of green extraterrestrial. I think it has something to do with the shape of its head – very E.T. like, don’t you think?
Males and females both reach a total length of around 26 inches, which is plenty big enough to scare the hell out of me.