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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.