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Green Keelback - Juvenile snake

Macropisthodon plumbicolor

Description:

A small 15 cm long and less than a cm thick snake. Green color with black stripes. Beautiful snake (non-venomous, - added after identification).

Habitat:

Phansad WildLife Sanctuary (PWLS) near Alibag / Murud / Roha. Dense forest.

Notes:

Used to assume the curled S-shape to attack. Pink bifid tongue. Quite an active snake. Many photos I took were blurry (even with flash).

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Green Keelback - Juvenile
Macropisthodon plumbicolor Macropisthodon plumbicolor


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12 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Awesome!

DonnaTang
DonnaTang 6 years ago

So lovely!

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 6 years ago

lovely snake, good find

What a beautiful snake !

acewings.ajay
acewings.ajay 6 years ago

yes @Atul. the snake was not moving then.

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

lovely spot ... the 2nd pic is a much sharper pic ...:))

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 6 years ago

Pretty...nice pic..

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Beautiful!

acewings.ajay
acewings.ajay 6 years ago

I gather this is a non-venomous snake.

acewings.ajay
acewings.ajay 6 years ago

perfect identificaton (plz note, I didn't know of it earlier).The suggested Genus species matches the reference given and also to what I saw. Thank you NuwanChathuranga

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Wow, amazing snake !

Núria
Núria 6 years ago

very nice picture

acewings.ajay
Spotted by
acewings.ajay

Maharashtra, India

Lat: 18.43, Long: 72.94

Spotted on Sep 30, 2012
Submitted on Oct 1, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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