Man takes selfie with snake that he initially thought was 'fake rubber toy' at Sungei Buloh

Submitted by Stomper Timothy

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Animals are known for their amazing defensive abilities, whether it's camouflage or staying so still that they seem like part of their surroundings.

Stomper Timothy was at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve when he had a memorable encounter with wildlife.

Timothy said: "While walking to the Sungei Buloh Visitor Centre, I happened to see a snake resting near the top of a sheltered walkway. I believe the snake is an Oriental Whip Snake.

"I am not really a regular visitor in Sungei Buloh as I only visit it a few times a year.

"This is my first time encountering a snake up close and it seemed to be sleeping. I actually thought that somebody had placed a fake rubber toy snake up there because it was so still.

"Upon approaching it, the snake only started to move a bit when I disturbed the nearby branches."

Timothy shared photos and a video of the creature.

He added: "It was an interesting experience and encounter for me. I also feel special and delighted to be able to witness such animals within a very close proximity."