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Big-eye Green Whip Snake

Ahaetulla mycterizans


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.


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.


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

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Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago

Lovely series, great information. Thanks for sharing.

RajendraRai 12 years ago

nice pic

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Metallic Green, nice capture,

SeldaSchretzmann 12 years ago

Tolles Foto, da kann man richtig neidisch werden.

JuliusSchmitz-Justen 12 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments!

KarenL 12 years ago

Beautiful! Amazing color!

SeanWeekly 12 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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