My good luck with Shore Pit-vipers (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) continues. A small beautiful individual crossed my (gravel) path on 12 October 2006 (Thursday) in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at about 7.30 pm. The snake was doing "it's thing" but I interrupted it for awhile to take some shots (with a camera). Thereafter, it slithered away into the bush.
This is the fourth time (17 May 06 @ Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Swamp; 18 Aug 06 @ Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Swamp; 28 Aug 06 @ Lim Chu Kang Road End Mangroves) which I have chanced upon this snake, and it was always on the ground.
Ria Tan of Wild Singapore sent me the following photographs of her sightings of Shore Pit-vipers which were all taken at SBWR (on 27 May 2002, 4 October 2003, and 2 November 2003) but the snakes were all off ground.
These snakes rest on high ground during the day and hunt for prey on the ground in the night? Will be interesting to find out.