Green Vine Snake


Common name : Flatbread snake

Scientific name : Oxybelis fulgidus

Family : Colubridae

Native to : Central America and Northern South America

Interesting fact : It follows the prey to a distance, bites its head and lifts it off the ground to render it helpless.

Conservation status : Not Assessed

This brilliant green snake is slender like a vine with a leaf-like head and hides without a problem on a tree. The tongue is green too and can sense its prey by flicking it in the air. The venom is mild and not harmful to humans. Active during the day, they prey upon frogs, lizards and birds.

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