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Green vine snake

Ahaetulla nasuta

Description:

Mildly venomous snake of gardens, forests, scrublands, cultivations etc. from lowlands to about 1000m a.s.l of hill country. Arboreal and diurnal. It preys on lizards, frogs, small mammals, and birds. There are records of even tadpoles, fishes and other snakes in its diet (Sri Lankawe Sarpayan – Ruchira Somaweera 2006)



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9 Comments

Well, you have to handle it smoothly otherwise it may bite you..however venom is not harmful to humans!

KarenPuracan
KarenPuracan a year ago

So you were not afraid to handle it? I saw one (I think...) in the Philippines, and kept my distance.

Thank you bherath20 and Dana!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath a year ago

wow Nuwan
nice spotting and nice snake

Thank you jamiewgoodspeed

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed a year ago

great picture

Thank you Debbie !

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart a year ago

Amazing snake Nuwan, such a brilliant green!!

Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.51, Long: 80.74

Spotted on Apr 26, 2013
Submitted on May 20, 2013

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