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Painted Bronzeback ( Non Venomous )

Painted Bronzeback ( Non Venomous )
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Copyright: Nagesh Vannur (nagesh) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 69] (362)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-19
Categories: Reptiles
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-19 0:31
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Points: 2
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Hello Friends

Today I present another picture of this species so called : Painted Bronzeback ( Non Venomous )

Very friendly snake though often timid. If you really upset one it will play dead but they never bite.

Hope You like it have a good day and thanks for viewing.

Name :- Painted Bronzeback
Scientific name :- Dendrelaphis pictus
Higher classification :- Dendrelaphis

Type: Non-venomous Any venomous snake with similar looks: None
Status: Common
Length: Youngs, 8-12 inches
Adults, avg. 2.5-3.5 ft, max. 4.5ft
Found on trees, bushes and bamboo-plants.
Feeds on geckos, lizards, frogs and small birds.
Active in day-time. Very agile. They can literally
jump/arrow from one branch to another. When
threatened, it puffs up and hisses. But harmless.

Description :- Painted Bronzeback Dendrelaphis pictus is a species of snake found in Southeast Asia and India.

In the Painted Bronzeback the maxillary teeth number from 23 to 26, the eye is as long as the distance between the nostril and eye. The rostral scale is more broad than deep, and is visible from above. Internasal scales are as long as, or slightly shorter than, the praefrontal scales. The frontal scale is as long as its distance from the rostral or the tip of the snout, but shorter than the parietal scales. The loreal is long and there is one preocular and two postoculars. The temporal scales are 2+2, 1+1, or 1+2. There are nine (seven or eight) upper labials, with the fifth and sixth (or fourth to sixth) entering the eye. This snake has five (four) lower labials in contact with the anterior chin shields the latter shorter than the posterior, which are separated by one anterior and two posterior scales. Scales are in 15 rows, vertebrals about as large as the outer; Ventrals number 151204, the anal scale is divided, and subcaudals number 103174.

The snake's colouration is olive or brown above with a yellow lateral stripe, bordered below by a dark line between the outer scales and the ventrals. A black stripe on each side of the head passes through the eye, widens or breaks up into spots, separated by bluish-green bands on the nape. The upper lip is yellow, and the lower surface yellowish or greenish. Length of head and body approximately 740 mm and the tail 440 mm.

Rooij, Nelly de. 1915. The reptiles of the Indo-Australian archipelago. Volume 2. Leiden.
This beautiful snake's tongue is red.
Location :- The Secret of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
Definitions under the Act
"animal" includes amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles, and their young, and also includes, in the cases of birds and reptiles, their eggs.
"animal article" means an article made from any captive or wild animal, other than vermin, and includes an article or object in which the whole or any part of such animal has been used and an article made therefrom.
"hunting" includes
(a) capturing, killing, poisoning, snaring, or trapping any wild animal, and every attempt to do so
(b) driving any wild animal for any of the purposes specified in sub clause
(c) injuring, destroying or taking any body part of any such animal, or in the case of wild birds or reptiles, disturbing or damaging the eggs or nests of such birds or reptiles.
"taxidermy" means the curing, preparation or preservation of trophies.
"trophy" means the whole or any part of any captive or wild animal (other than vermin) which has been kept or preserved by any means, whether artificial or natural. This includes:
(a) rugs, skins, and specimens of such animals mounted in whole or in part through a process of taxidermy
(b) antler, horn, rhinoceros horn, feather, nail, tooth, musk, eggs, and nests.
"uncured trophy" means the whole or any part of any captive animal (other than vermin) which has not undergone a process of taxidermy. This includes a freshly killed wild animal, ambergris, musk and other animal products.
"vermin" means any wild animal specified in Schedule V.
"wildlife" includes any animal, bees, butterflies, crustacean, fish and moths; and aquatic or land vegetation which forms part of any habitat
Date :- 19-Jun-2015
Camera :- Canon EOS 500D
Lense :- EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Exif :- /16.0 105.0 mm 1/60 400 Flash (on, fired)
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Your model's hands give us a sens e of the size of this small snake. The snake is very well captured - very clear, sharp image.

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