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Hill keelback

Amphiesma monticola

Description:

All my sightings of keelbacks except once was in its moulting stage. This one was special as this was my first sighting and it was a wonderful sight. Hill Keelbacks like any other keelbacks are non venomous snakes that belong to colubrids. This is an endemic snake found only in western ghats.

Habitat:

This was spotted in one of the biodiversity hotpots of western ghats- a place called Kathlekaan near the famous jog falls.

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4 Comments

KarthikAk
KarthikAk 6 years ago

Yes this was a small snake, about a feet in length, a full grown adult though!!

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 6 years ago

What a beauty! Was this a small snake?

KarthikAk
KarthikAk 6 years ago

Thank you!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

nice photography karthik!

KarthikAk
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KarthikAk

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 27, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2014

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