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Painted Bronzeback

Dendrelaphis pictus

Description:

The snake's colouration is olive or brown above with a yellow lateral stripe, bordered below by a dark line between the outer scales and the ventrals. A black stripe on each side of the head passes through the eye, widens or breaks up into spots, separated by bluish-green bands on the nape. The upper lip is yellow, and the lower surface yellowish or greenish. Length of head and body approximately 740 mm and the tail 440 mm. Mildly venomous but rear fanged so not considered dangerous.

Habitat:

Common in parkland, climbing through trees and shrubs in search of food.

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6 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice..

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

Please join and add to the mission .. http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7970...

EceCosar
EceCosar 10 years ago

very nice..

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 10 years ago

Nice photograph!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Nice..

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Such a beauty!

MikeWolstencroft
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MikeWolstencroft

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on May 8, 2011
Submitted on May 26, 2011

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