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Upper parts usually bright green, rarely yellowish, greyish, or purplish brown, with or without black, brown, or reddish spots; usually a light, white, yellow, or red streak along the outer row of scales; end of tail frequently yellow or red; lower parts green, yellow, or whitish. Grows to a total length of 2.5 feet (0.76 m); tail 5.5 inches (14 cm). The Crotalinae are characterised by the presence of a triangular head and heat-sensing pit organs located between the eye and the nostril on either side of the head. The pits are openings to a pair of very sensitive infrared detecting organs, which helps them to find the small warm-blooded prey on which they feed.
Seen at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary.
T. gramineus is oviparous. Adult females lay eggs in clutches of 6 to 20. The hatchlings resemble the adults, with the addition of dark dorsal crossbars, and are about 12 centimetres (4.7 in) in total length.
Spotted on Sep 1, 2013
Submitted on Sep 5, 2013
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