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Scales smooth,glossy.presence of spectacled marking makes identification easy. size ranges from 0.8 feet to 7.25 feet. easy to identify from other similar looking snakes like rat snake,banded racer is that the third and fourth supralabial scales of this snake touches the eye.active by day and night.feeds on rodents and toads.very common snake with medical importance.Fast and alert but very shy.tend to escape most time if encountered.climbs well.
Both dry and wet vegetation.This one was found in a water tank near the house.
The above snake was rescued from a house were the owner was afraid of its presence.it was released in a nearby area with less human habitation.Though venomous and may bring fear on most of the peoples mind its one of the very descent venomous snake which always tend to escape if provoked.
Spotted on Jan 24, 2011
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012
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