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Sri Lankan Pipe Snake

Cylindrophis maculatus

Description:

The Sri Lankan Pipe Snake is endemic to Sri Lanka. The Pipe snake eats insects and worms. The size of the snake is 300mm-650mm long. It has small eyes and a small tail. The color of the body can be in brick red or dark orange and with a black line on the top. It also has rosettes at least 30-35.

Habitat:

Found in lowlands and the highlands of Sri Lanka (wet lands). During the day it stays in wet/stony/woods.

Notes:

When it feel it is treaten it coil themselves and place it's tail on the top hiding there head inside their coiled body

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3 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Nice spotting!

Amarina
Amarina 2 years ago

Thank you mam!

i_munasinghe
i_munasinghe 2 years ago

Wow! Cool spotting.

Amarina
Spotted by
Amarina

Piliyandala, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Nov 17, 2020
Submitted on Dec 31, 2020

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