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Big-eye Green Whip Snake

Ahaetulla mycterizans

Description:

Its body colour is generally vivid green, but brown forms also occur. The species can be distinguished from the Oriental Whip Snake by the larger eyes and the more slender body. Like many other species, when this snake feels threatened it may expand its body slightly : at such times vague, pale banding becomes apparent, which also serves to distinguish the species from the Oriental Whip Snake. The Big-eye Green Whip Snake reaches a maximum size of 1 metre, compared with the Oriental Whip Snake which can reach 2 metres.

Habitat:

The mildly venomous, but docile, Malayan or Big-eye Green Whip Snake occurs in primary and mature secondary forest, and is commonly encountered on vegetation near forest streams.

Notes:

Found this guy on my trip to Pulau Ubin, Singapore.

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7 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely series, great information. Thanks for sharing.

RajendraRai
RajendraRai 10 years ago

nice pic

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Metallic Green, nice capture,

SeldaSchretzmann
SeldaSchretzmann 10 years ago

Tolles Foto, da kann man richtig neidisch werden.

JuliusSchmitz-Justen
JuliusSchmitz-Justen 11 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments!

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

Beautiful! Amazing color!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 11 years ago

Nice find Buddy! I love the last photo in this album, great detail!

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Apr 17, 2011
Submitted on Aug 19, 2011

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