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Zigzag-lined Water Snake

Rhabdophis lineatus


The snake has a distinct white coloration around its neck. The front part of the body is reddish-brown with darker brown patterns and spots along its body. The color of the body becomes darker towards the tail. It is a non-venomous keelback snake belonging to the family Colubridae. It has adapted well to aquatic environments and is often found near water sources.


In the garden of a cold spring resort. In front of the stairs that lead out to the garden.

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arne.roysland 4 months ago

Thanks John, for reminding me of that document.
The snake is something completely different than I thought. It is reasonable that it appeared here with many water sources in the area

John B.
John B. 4 months ago

Hi Arne, I sometimes have visits from snakes that come in from the farm and I am always worried because I don't know enough about them. A few years ago, I was able to download "LEVITON ET AL.; SYNOPSIS OF THE SNAKES OF THE PHILIPPINES" and it has proved very useful. I think I got it from If you can't get hold of a copy, please let me know and I will send you an email attachment. Its only 20 pages, but it has 119 great photos of (I think) all the snakes in Philippines.

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Paranas, Eastern Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 7, 2024
Submitted on Mar 16, 2024

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