Painted Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus)
This is a small, slender snake with a distinct head set off from a narrow neck. The snout is noticeably blunt and “square-tipped”. The eyes are large with round pupils.
When defensive, this snake will rear up and flatten the neck laterally to reveal turquoise “flash colours” on the interstitial skin. This can be a shocking and sudden transformation and may help ward off would-be predators.
This snake is very mildly venomous; however, despite the dramatic threat display the author has found this species rather inoffensive and reluctant to bite, at most resorting to bluff striking with an open mouth. This species is considered harmless to humans... source: Google
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location: Coimbatore - Tamil Nadu - India
A workshop was done today with the #students of Aranya Bharti College, Baihar by the #IndianSnakes team.
Being close to #Kanha Tiger Reserve in #MadhyaPradesh , the area has a rich diversity in #snake species and by extension does have reports of #snakebite cases. Awareness workshops like these on busting myths surrounding snakes, snake identification and first aid in case of a bite help not only potentially save human #lives but also those of snakes, especially non-venomous ones who are killed out of fear and misidentification!
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