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Large Scaled Shield Tail Snake

Uropeltis macrolepis

Description:

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

Habitat:

Seen at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary which is a rain forest.

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6 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

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

Samuel Hartman
Samuel Hartman 7 years ago

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

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 7 years ago

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

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 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
Hema 7 years ago

wow!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 7 years ago

Amazing spotting. Love this beautiful snake.

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Maharashtra, India

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

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