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Scientific Name : Ahaetulla prasina
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes,Moist deciduous,Mixed evergreen and Mangrove forests
Description : This snake is slender and elongated, reaching a length of up to 197cm. It can be observed in a variety of hues including green, cream-brown, yellow, and grey, with black and white patterns arranged diagonally along its body that become most apparent when the snake feels threatened. The snake's head is lengthy, with a sharply tapered snout that is noticeably wider than its neck. Its eyes are relatively large and have a horizontally oriented pupil that is oval in shape.
They are found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. They prefer to live in forested areas, particularly in areas with dense vegetation.

They primarily feed on small animals such as lizards, frogs, and birds. They use their long, slender bodies to ambush their prey, striking quickly and injecting venom to immobilize it.

They are primarily arboreal, meaning they spend most of their time in trees and other high vegetation. They are active during the day and are often seen basking in the sun. When threatened, vine snakes will flatten their bodies and sway from side to side to make themselves appear larger and more intimidating.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Wikipedia, IUCN Red List Bangladesh Volume-4 2015; photo credit and copyright:yulee (iNaturalist user).more information please contact with us.