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Green vine snake

Ahaetulla nasuta


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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NuwanChathuranga 2 years ago

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

MrsPbio 2 years ago

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

NuwanChathuranga 2 years ago

Thank you bherath20 and Dana!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 2 years ago

wow Nuwan
nice spotting and nice snake

NuwanChathuranga 2 years ago

Thank you jamiewgoodspeed

jamiewgoodspeed 2 years ago

great picture

NuwanChathuranga 2 years ago

Thank you Debbie !

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 2 years 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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