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Ahatulla/ Green vine snake

Ahaetulla nasuta


Mildly venomous snake of gardens, forests, scrublands, cultivations etc. from lowlands to about 1000m a.s.l of hill country. Arboreal and diurnal. It preys on lizards, frogs, small mammals, and birds. There are records of even tadpoles, fishes and other snakes in its diet (Sri Lankawe Sarpayan – Ruchira Somaweera 2006)


They are mildly venomous and what is commonly termed as 'rear-fanged' or more appropriately, opisthoglyphous, meaning their enlarged teeth or fangs, intended to aid in venom delivery, are located in the back of the upper jaw, instead of in the front as they are in vipers or cobras.


Found around 11 pm...

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Danula Jayasinghe
Spotted by
Danula Jayasinghe

Central Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Dec 31, 2013
Submitted on Dec 31, 2013

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