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Sri Lankan green pit viper

Trimeresurus trigonocephalus


Fairly large viper endemic to Sri Lanka .


Found on a short tree , on mid morning in a secondary forest in intermediate zone .

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27 Comments (1–25)

Thank you Maria ! :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

Thank you Adi and Outsidegirl !

outsidegirl0 7 years ago

congrats! wonderful pic!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Congratulations Sau :) Proud of you girl :)

And thank you for all the favorites ! :)

Rob, Pradeep Thank you very much ! :) Dilan yeah i will never forget the camp thank you ! !

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Wow!Congratulations Saumya!!!!You wont forget that camp as a result of this Photo & SOTD!!!I'm soo happy about you!!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 7 years ago

Congrats Saumya, for the SOTD!!

RobThacker 7 years ago

Congratulations Saumya on SOTD and your beautiful snake.

Thank you Very much Karen and the Noah community for selecting this spotting as the SOTD ! Im greatly honored ! :) :) :) :)
And a big thank you for the Wild life Lab at University of Peradeniya , Dr K.B. Ranawana and the Wild life lab crew for giving me the opportunity to participate in the youth camp held in Naula , Mathale ( that is the place where i had the chance to see this viper ! )

KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats Saumya, your great capture has been chosen as Spotting of the Day! Although venomous, the green pit viper usually avoids confrontation and will try to escape. The majority of green pit viper bites cause only swelling and pain.


Thank you Antonio !

Awesome series Saumya Wanniarachchi,congrats and thanks for sharing

Thank you bhagi and sew ! :)

Sew 7 years ago

wow sau..the pics have came out really good nah??? :D

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

Awesome captures Sau .... love this beauty soooooooo much.....

Thank you very much Adarsha and all others who Favorited ! :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Excellent captures Sau ! Loved it so so so much :)

Hema Shah it is a moderately venomous snake but there are no recorded fatalities so far , an it is not a fast striker shows a sluggish movement and do not strike unless it feels threatened !They are nocturnal but comes out for a nice sun bath on mornings , as i got to know !

Thank you cha ! :)

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 7 years ago

Wow!Superb series!!!!

Hema 7 years ago

venomous?Fast striker? and on a tree!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Wow!!!nice shot sau!!

Thank you very much Venusflytrap and Nuwan , yeah me too like it ! And Jolly Thank you very much yeah i wish Lisa would see it !

NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

i like the last photo most :)

Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jun 8, 2014
Submitted on Jun 9, 2014

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