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What

Common Bronzeback Tree Snake Dendrelaphis tristis

Date

May 5, 2018

Description

Description

Long, slender, smooth-scales.

Head distinctly broader than neck; snout bluntly rounded.

Large eyes has round pupil.

Tail very long, thin and wire-like.

This species has a dark blue tongue.

Behavior

Diural. Arboreal; inhabits low bushes, thorn trees, indian date palms, and palmyra.

Feeds on frogs, garden lizards, geckos and small birds, even entering thatched houses to feed.

Extremely fast.

Notched sharply defined edges of belly scales help it climb.

Females lay 6-8 long, thin eggs in tree holes and rotting vegetation.

Nervous disposition, if cornered, some will strike repeatedly while expanding forebody to show light blue/white color at lower edge of each scale

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