Species Details

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Vine Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ahaetulla nasuta
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Common Whip Snake
Habitat : Forest areas,Plantations,Cropfields
Description : Vine snakes are typically long and slender, with a cylindrical body shape. They have a distinct head that is slightly larger than their neck, and large eyes with round pupils. Their scales are smooth and shiny, and they come in a variety of colors, including green, brown, yellow, and black.

Most vine snakes are relatively small, with adults typically ranging from 1 to 4 feet in length. However, some species can grow up to 6 feet long.

Vine snakes 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.

Vine snakes 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.

Vine snakes 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.

Vine snakes are mildly venomous, with venom that is primarily used to immobilize their prey. While their venom is not generally considered dangerous to humans, bites can still be painful and may cause swelling and other symptoms.
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:sanjaya_kanishka (iNaturalist user).more information please contact with us.