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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 11 months 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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