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The buff striped keelback is diurnal, and although mostly seen on land, it can readily take to water. It has long rear teeth for catching frogs and toads. The buff striped keelback is nonvenomous and totally harmless. When alarmed, it inflates its body causing the bright interscale colours to be exposed. Sometimes, the snake flattens and narrows its head to form a hood. This behaviour sometimes causes the species to be mistaken by laypersons for a baby cobra.
The buff striped keelback inhabits river banks, marshy areas and wetlands but is also commonly found in fields, open countrysides and overgrown grassy patches during the monsoon season.
Spotted on Aug 27, 2012
Submitted on Aug 27, 2012
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77 Comments (1–25)
this snake looks like a cobra，but is smaller than the cobra，but his appetite was amazing，it can eat down a life frog.
What a great series. The cycle of life.
Amazing set of shots! Thank you for sharing :)
Thank you bg11a8, staccyh and Searra !!
Wow, great series. What an amazing find :)
Thank you Alejandra!
thank you Gopal :-)
thanks Arun !!
Cngrts Nuwan :)
thank you Uday , sofiar1 , Toshimi and Maria !
Wow, what an amazing series. Kind of makes you wish it would bite the frog and kill it before swallowing it alive though. Congratulations on your SOTD!
Exciting series! Congratulations Nuwan!!
thank you Jolly ,Reza and Ary !
Congratulations Nuwan....well deserved :)
Many thanks for the nice words and encouragement guys 'n gals :-)
WOW fantastic series Nuwan