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Green vine snake

Ahaetulla nasuta


The green vine snake is diurnal and mildly venomous. The reptile normally feeds on frogs and lizards using its binocular vision to hunt. They are slow moving, relying on camouflaging as a vine in foliage. The snake expands its body when disturbed to show a black and white scale marking. Also, they may open their mouth in threat display and point their head in the direction of the perceived threat. There is a widespread myth in parts of southern India that the species uses its pointed head to blind its human victims. The green vine snake is a slender green tree snake found in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. --

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35 Comments (1–25)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Thank you very much Beaker!!

beaker98 9 years ago

Belated congrats Dilan. This is a gorgeous shot!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Thanks Ernst Weiher!!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Thanks Nuwan Aiya,Chathura Malli,Marta & Sukanya !!!!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations, Dilan malli

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago


SukanyaDatta 9 years ago

Wow! SOTDs galore. Great spotting.

Chathura Udayanga
Chathura Udayanga 9 years ago

woow nice one aiyya..congratzzz aiyya...

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Thanks Chamalka,Bhagya,Saumya,Mark,Daniele & joseph for your nice comments & wishes....!!!!

Great job dilan way to go ! Congrats ! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Great shot Dilan. Congratulations.

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Congrats Dilan!

CONGRATULATIONS DILAN on SOTD!, this snakes scale marking gives a 3D effect. Wonderful!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

Congrats Dilo proud of you........

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Thank you Very much Yasser and the Project Noah community for selecting this spotting as the SOTD!!!!Thanks Friends!!!

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 9 years ago

Congrats dilan.wowww its amazing.

Yasser 9 years ago

Dilan, you are on a roll! Congrats on another incredible Spotting of the Day! This green vine snake really stands out on the black background revealing some wonderful details. Thanks for sharing!


Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Agree with you Glima!!Thank you very much for your Nice comment!!!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Hi Maria dB & Doreen!Actually I didn't expect such a background!This photo was taken early in the morning(Day before yesterday).One of friends stand in front of me with a black color t-shirt.His t-shirt has helped to create a black color background unexpectedly !I cropped that photo using Picasa 3......

WOW!! What a fantastic picture, Dilan Chathuranga.
I swear it looks 3D, in the front of the body, when you look at the green rectangles the dark ones look like their shadow... and I can not get my eyes to see it picture flat!!..... : o

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Very nice! Like Doreen, I'm curious how you got the black background.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

A small discription was added from Thank for the comment Lisapowers!!!

LisaPowers 9 years ago

Fabulous photo capture Dilan! <3

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Thank you Saumya,Bhagya,Pamsai & doreen!!!

doreen.chambers.14 9 years ago

How did you get the black background? Very nice

Dilan Chathuranga
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Dilan Chathuranga

Kandy, මධ්‍යම පළාත, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Aug 1, 2014
Submitted on Aug 1, 2014

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