09 December 2009
Unlike the Green Pit Viper, this emerald colored snake is an innocent and harmless reptile. This particular species is known as Ahaetulla in local language. In fact I got to know from Wikipedia, that this snake’s genus name also the same.
I captured this one during my recent trip to Sinharaja rain forest. Ahaetulla is found in low wetlands of Sri Lanka.
I missed a better chance of getting a good close up of this forest friend, due to my clumsiness.
To learn more about snakes, visit this excellent website about Sri Lankan Reptiles. The authors have taken a very good effort!