Photo 28356701, (c) Chris Vynbos, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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What

Common Puff Adder Bitis arietans ssp. arietans

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vynbos

Date

November 16, 2018 10:32 AM SAST

Description

snake 'walking' across the road.
first GIF at normal speed, second at 3x slower to show the muscles at work. The ripples remind me of a centipede walking, with it muscles working like dozens of legs.
approx 50cm
see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectilinear_locomotion

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