NON-POISONOUS SNAKES

NON-VENOMOUS SNAKES

This topic  detail discuss about different non poisonous snakes and their characters.The previous topic is about different types of poisonous snakes

Typhlops (Blind snake)

1. It is a worm-like snake of about 15 to 30 cms. It lives underground and looks like an earthworm. Eyes are small, covered with scales, so it is almost blind. It is commonly known as blind snake. It is insectivorous, feeding chiefly on termites.Typhlops (Blind snake)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Uropeltis

It is a burrowing snake. It makes burrows in moist soil and grows to a length of about 30 cms. The body is cylindrical with a short blunt tail. Eyes are small. It feeds on insects and it is a viviparous non-poisonous snake.

Uropeltis

3. Ptyas or Zamenis

It is commonly called Dhaman or rat snake. The color is brownish or greenish brown on dorsal side, while belly is white or yellowish in color. It feeds on rats, toads and squirrels. It controls rodent population.This snake is a fast runner and it resembles a cobra in appearance.Ptyas-Zamenis

4. Python molurus

This is the largest snake growing to a length of 10 meters. The tail is short and prehensile. It moves slowly due to heavy weight (110 kgs) of the body. It constricts warm blooded animal in its coils and kills them, then slowly swallows the prey. Hind limbs and pelvic girdle are vestigial in this snake. Python belongs to the family Boidae.

Python

5. Eryx johni

This is commonly called sand boa or double headed snake. It is another snake belonging to the family Boidae. It is about 1.2 meters long. The short stumpy blunt tail resembles the head, hence it is called double-headed snake.

Eryx johni

6. Dryophis

This is commonly called green whip-snake. The body is long and slender with a long tail. Color of this snake is green. It is a viviparous snake.

dryophis-green-whip-snake

7. Natrix or Tropidonotus

This is commonly called the water snake or pond snake. Colour is either yellow or dark olive-brown. This is found commonly in the vicinity of frogs and fishes.

Natrix-Tropidonotus

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