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Large Scaled Shield Tail Snake

Uropeltis macrolepis


It burrows in the ground on being threatened. The second pic shows why it has been given the name of Shield Tail.


Seen at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary which is a rain forest.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Thanks Neil and Samuel! This one was new for me too :)

Samuel Hartman
Samuel Hartman 8 years ago

Excellent shot! Never seen that snake before, hopefully one day I will it's quite beautiful.

NeilDazet 8 years ago

Great spotting here. Super Satyen! Never heard of this species before.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Thank you Lisa and Jemma! Lisa because of users like yourself and with some help from some local societies, I have started loving these creatures all the more and enjoy clicking them too. Few months back I would just run away at the name of a snake :-)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago


LisaPowers 8 years ago

Amazing spotting. Love this beautiful snake.

Wild Things
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Wild Things

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Sep 1, 2013
Submitted on Sep 20, 2013

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