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Green Vine Snake

Ahaetulla nasuta


its the end of the rainy season and we were clearing the tall grasses within our hostel boundaries. And the person who was cutting the grasses found it. Good eyes for his part and good luck for this snake as it escaped the blades of the grass-cutting machine. :) but the sad part is he has to let go of his kill (calotes versicolor) a garden lizard.

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137 Comments (1–25)

Deny 3 years ago

Beauty ! Lovely snake , . I have for famous of Ahaetula prasina . Congrats !

Miss Naturaleza
Miss Naturaleza 7 years ago

Looks like a dragon!!

NateAndNature 8 years ago

VERY deadly

Clubpenguin2.0 8 years ago

That is so cool

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 9 years ago

Whoah! That's intense! I'm glad he is alive. Snakes are awesome!

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 9 years ago

That makes sense, And thanks for replying! I learn something everyday here at PN.

ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

:) MaxMacLennan, we actually have a very wrong notion of these snakes always ready to bite someone or the other. The truth is they strike only in self defense or when we move too close into their comfort zone. Most snakes prefer to just slither away in opposite direction when approached by any thing other than their prey or mate.

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 9 years ago

Absolutely stunning! Your lucky you didn't get bit. :)

ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

Kenneth, I took this pic while it was quite irritated of losing his meal. This is infact the snake's defensive posture warning you to back off. :)

kenneth1 9 years ago

Wow you took it when it was gonna bite something!

ILoveAnimals 10 years ago

The mouth crept me out... But its nice😁

HazelMarley 10 years ago

Scary, yet cool!

staccyh 10 years ago

AMAZING photos!!!

Meisterheim Family
Meisterheim Family 11 years ago


buzzard.marshall 11 years ago

Grate spot.

ChimeTsetan 11 years ago

haha jakesolitude, its 100% real.

jakesolitude 11 years ago

It is so cool it look fake

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 years ago


eleanorbidwell 11 years ago

That looks like it was drawn!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 11 years ago

What a great series of pics! Great spotting!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 11 years ago


ChimeTsetan 11 years ago

thank you MarkW3 :)

MarkW3 11 years ago

Awesome, good job!

ChimeTsetan 11 years ago

Thank you everyone for your appreciations. :)
Yes, it was definitely angry and stressed because it had to let go of its food (a garden lizard) which it regurgitated upon disturbance by us clearing the tall grasses growing around our hostel. But it was released safely into a nearby bamboo thickets, where it vanished immediately due to its amazing camouflage. :)
It is a slender but a long snake. Not quite large. It is the defensive posture where it tries to look terrible by opening its mouth wide open. You can also see the little fangs at the middle of its mouth. Due to the place of its fangs, its called rear-fanged snake. It is considered mildly venomous. If an adult human being is bitten, he or she gets a mild swelling with little bit pain.

Spotted by

Mundgod, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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