jueves, 7 de marzo de 2013

The Green Vine Snake

ORIGINAL: My Amazing Earth
by Amazing Earth on 
August 2, 2012

The green vine snake is diurnal and mildly venomous. The reptile normally feeds on frogs and lizards using its binocular vision to hunt. They are slow moving, relying on camouflaging as a vine in foliage.

The snake expands its body when disturbed to show a black and white scale marking. Also, they may open their mouth in threat display and point their head in the direction of the perceived threat.

There is a widespread myth in parts of southern India that the species uses its pointed head to blind its human victims.

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