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Hill keelback

Amphiesma monticola


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.


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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KarthikAk 7 years ago

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

ulvalactuca77 7 years ago

What a beauty! Was this a small snake?

KarthikAk 7 years ago

Thank you!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

nice photography karthik!

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Karnataka, India

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

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