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Trinket Snake

Coelognathus helena

Description:

A young snake. Length= 0.5 m, Girth=3 cm. A mark near the eye. Brown black yellow scales. White belly. Is that a trinket snake?

Habitat:

West Himalayan foothills.

Notes:

I had always been waiting to handle a snake. I knew I wouldn't be scared when the moment came. Today I rescued the first ever snake in my life. A young one. It was sitting quietly in the cupboard in the lab when a student spotted it. It had had a meal and was resting. I brought it home and released it in the wild.

2 species ID suggestions

Taiwan beauty snake
Orthriophis taeniurus friesei
Trinket Snake
Coelognathus helena Coelognathus helena

2 Comments

valgaavmiko
valgaavmiko 5 years ago

Yes, this is a trinket snake.

Taiwan beauties aren't found in India.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 5 years ago

Thanks sew. :)

Sew
Sew 5 years ago

cooll..... :)

Himachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 32.50, Long: 76.50

Spotted on Sep 25, 2013
Submitted on Sep 25, 2013

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