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New snake named after Salazar Slytherin

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A newly discovered serpent that resides in the forests of northeast India has been given, perhaps, the most apropos name from all of fiction. The gorgeous green snake is now known as Trimeresurus salazar - or Salazar's pit viper.

The eponymous character is, of course, the cunning founder of one of the four houses of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series, the Parselmouth wizard Salazar Slytherin who could converse with snakes.

Salazar's pit viper is the second newly discovered pit viper from a survey in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh, a biodiversity hotspot at the foot of the eastern Himalayas, and one that's under dire threat from human activity.

https://www.sciencealert.com/new-species-of-slithering-snake-has-been-named-for-salazar-slytherin

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Captain Risky

Not much for snakes but this one is quite striking almost hypnotic to look at. 

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Seti42

Beautiful creature!

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saywhat

Never thought I'd say this, but, what a beautiful snake!

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