The Oriental Whip Snake
The Oriental Whip Snake prefers forest edge habitats or their equivalent including parklands, wooded residential areas and rural agricultural areas. It is most commonly encountered whilst sunning itself on secondary growth along the forest edge. Its body form is extremely slender, though fully-grown adults appear more robust. It can grow up to 2m length. Adult colouration varies from light brown to dull yellow-green and often a startling fluorescent green. There is commonly a thin pale line along the sides of the body. The species feeds mainly on vertebrates, including small nesting birds, lizards and frogs. The young are born alive, and are brown with yellow and black flecks. They are mildly venomous .
The inset photo shows the snake eating a changeable lizard. It took about an hour for it to devour the lizard.
Camera info : Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300mm at 300mm, ISO800, f/5.6, 1/400, 0 ev, location: Mandai Forest
Inset photo camera info: Fujifilm X10, 28.4mm, ISO200, f/2.8, 1/640, 0 ev, location: Sengkang Riverside Park Connector
23 Sep '13