Painted Bronze-Back snake (Dendrelaphis pictus)

A Painted Bronze-back snake (Dendrelaphis pictus) searching for prey. These 118 cm non-poisonous snakes are widespread and common, found in scrub and secondary forests as well as parks and gardens. They are active by day, hunting lizards and frogs. When frightened they flee, occasionally they will inflate the sides of their body and reveal bluish skin beneath. They are common throughout India, Southern China, and Southeast Asia.

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