Japan has snakes, most of them harmless. I was walking through Tokyo's Shinjuku district on a quiet street bordering Shinjuku Gyoen Park when my eye was caught by a small snake lying near the middle of road, basking in the sun.
It is not uncommon to see a snake or two when hiking in Japan, but this is the first time I had ever seen one in an urban environment.
Check out the short movie I took of it, posted to YouTube.
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Japan Tokyo Shinjuku snake
Sunday, June 03, 2007