Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820) is a venomous pitviper species endemic to Peninsular India to the Western Ghats (KMTR) and Sri Lanka. It grows to an average of 30– 45 cm in total length. Its build is that of a typical viperid with a stout body and a wide head. The snout is pointed and turned upwards, ending in a hump. The color pattern is grayish with heavy brown mottling, overlaid with a double row of large dark spots. Common name: Hump–nosed pit viper.
Uropeltis arcticeps (Gunther, 1875) is endemic to India and it occurs in tropical evergreen forests (1,500 m asl), in the Western Ghats, Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve ,Tamil Nadu, INDIA, (Ishwar et al. 2001). Common name is (Tinevelly Uropeltis). IUCN-Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern.
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790) green vine snake is a slender green tree snake found in the Western Ghats, Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve ,Tamil Nadu, INDIA. The green vine snake is diurnal and mildly venomous, normally feeds on frogs and lizards using its binocular vision to hunt. The snake expands its body when disturbed to show a black and white scale marking. There is a widespread myth in parts of southern India that the species uses its pointed head to blind its human victims.
Peltopelor macrolepis (Beddome, 1862) is a venomous large scale pit viper species and endemic to India, where it is known from the peninsular region; it is recorded (1,400 m asl) from dense forested patches in the Western Ghats from Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Tamil Nadu, India. It is an arboreal snake occasionally found on the ground (rock). It has been noted to feed on small rodents, birds, frogs, geckos and smaller snakes. Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened.
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 11th June 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
Basking on top of small house in residential area
Short-tailed forest lizard