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Chequered Keelback

Xenochrophis piscator.

Description:

Around 4.5 feet yellow with a checked pattern on the back.

Habitat:

Paddy fields, Ponds


1 species ID suggestions

Oriental Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosus

8 Comments

Rico Bopanna
Rico Bopanna a year ago

yup thats one big rat snake! it frequents the same spot so be alert and check everyday. It will probaby come back in 5-6 days.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Very nice spotting Piali Bopanna

Piali Bopanna
Piali Bopanna 3 years ago

this was taken in adistrict called coorg

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 3 years ago

now this one bites like crazy if handled. Good thing, its non-venomous.

Piali Bopanna
Piali Bopanna 3 years ago

the picture was taken in a pepper plantation

Piali Bopanna
Piali Bopanna 3 years ago

yes

dandoucette
dandoucette 3 years ago

Nice spotting! Is that the pepper vine growing on the tree?

Piali Bopanna
Piali Bopanna 3 years ago

It was attacking a nmynah bird's nest

Karnataka, India

Lat: 12.04, Long: 76.13

Spotted on Jun 27, 2011
Submitted on Jun 27, 2011

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