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Green Vine Snake

Ahaetulla nasuta

Notes:

its the end of the rainy season and we were clearing the tall grasses within our hostel boundaries. And the person who was cutting the grasses found it. Good eyes for his part and good luck for this snake as it escaped the blades of the grass-cutting machine. :) but the sad part is he has to let go of his kill (calotes versicolor) a garden lizard.



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138 Comments (1–25)

FlameGriffon
FlameGriffon 3 months ago

That makes sense, And thanks for replying! I learn something everyday here at PN.

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 3 months ago

:) MaxMacLennan, we actually have a very wrong notion of these snakes always ready to bite someone or the other. The truth is they strike only in self defense or when we move too close into their comfort zone. Most snakes prefer to just slither away in opposite direction when approached by any thing other than their prey or mate.

FlameGriffon
FlameGriffon 3 months ago

Absolutely stunning! Your lucky you didn't get bit. :)

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 5 months ago

Kenneth, I took this pic while it was quite irritated of losing his meal. This is infact the snake's defensive posture warning you to back off. :)

kenneth1
kenneth1 5 months ago

Wow you took it when it was gonna bite something!

ILoveAnimals
ILoveAnimals a year ago

The mouth crept me out... But its nice😁

HazelMarley
HazelMarley a year ago

Scary, yet cool!

staccyh
staccyh a year ago

AMAZING photos!!!

Awesome

buzzard.marshall
buzzard.marshall 2 years ago

Grate spot.

nachog1
nachog1 2 years ago

what a nice snake

emiliavin1
emiliavin1 2 years ago

is the color of the grass

anita1
anita1 2 years ago

AWSOME

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 2 years ago

haha jakesolitude, its 100% real.

jakesolitude
jakesolitude 2 years ago

It is so cool it look fake

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 2 years ago

wow....

eleanorbidwell
eleanorbidwell 2 years ago

That looks like it was drawn!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 2 years ago

What a great series of pics! Great spotting!

venusflytrap2000
venusflytrap2000 2 years ago

wow

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 2 years ago

thank you MarkW3 :)

MarkW3
MarkW3 2 years ago

Awesome, good job!

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 2 years ago

Thank you everyone for your appreciations. :)
Yes, it was definitely angry and stressed because it had to let go of its food (a garden lizard) which it regurgitated upon disturbance by us clearing the tall grasses growing around our hostel. But it was released safely into a nearby bamboo thickets, where it vanished immediately due to its amazing camouflage. :)
It is a slender but a long snake. Not quite large. It is the defensive posture where it tries to look terrible by opening its mouth wide open. You can also see the little fangs at the middle of its mouth. Due to the place of its fangs, its called rear-fanged snake. It is considered mildly venomous. If an adult human being is bitten, he or she gets a mild swelling with little bit pain.

PalomadelaVega
PalomadelaVega 2 years ago

she looks angry, amazing!

Cathy Hearst
Cathy Hearst 2 years ago

Cool!!!!what an amazing work'

What an eye!

Karnataka, India

Lat: 14.97, Long: 75.04

Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

Reference

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