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Green Vine Snake

Ahaetulla nasuta

Description:

The green vine snake is diurnal and mildly venomous. The reptile normally feeds on frogs and lizards using its binocular vision to hunt. They are slow moving, relying on camouflaging as a vine in foliage. The snake expands its body when disturbed to show a black and white scale marking. Also, they may open their mouth in threat display and point their head in the direction of the perceived threat.

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4 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Fantastic capture Radha :)

Radha
Radha 7 years ago

@beaker98 -- Thank you! It is very sleek indeed, but extremely slow when it moves. Never seen it strike though.

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Excellent picture! The snake looks very sleek and quick.

Radha
Spotted by
Radha

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 23, 2011
Submitted on Aug 1, 2013

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