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  Rough-scaled Snake
Rough-scaled Snake
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ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS AND DANGEROUS. CAPABLE OF INFLICTING A POTENTIALLY FATAL BITE.
 
Description:
The Rough-scaled Snake has stongly keeled scales. It has a head which is distinct from it's robust body. It is brown to olive-green in colour with irregular darker cross bands. The underbelly is creamy-yellow to olive-green. Often misidentified as the harmless Keelback (Tropidonophis mairii).
 
Size:
Adults 75 - 100 cm
 
Behaviour:
Nocturnal and diurnal. Mainly terrestrial but will climb to bask and forage.
 
Prey:
Mainly mammals and frogs and sometimes birds and lizards.
 
Reproduction:
Females give birth to up to 18 young.
 
 
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