Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Rare and Elusive Swake

This unusual creature, a hybrid of swan and cobra, is found only in the southernmost tip of India. It feeds primarily on water plants, but will also take small fish and rodents. It has never been photographed in the wild before, due to its tendency to chase after the photographer in question, and not desist, no matter how long it takes, until it has delivered a bite of its deadly venom. Fortunately I was able to snap this before the creature saw me, and by the time it noticed my presence, I had gotten clean away (wait, what's that outside the window...oh shoot it found me!)

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