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Oriental whip snake (Ahaetulla prasina)

Gadung or Asian vine snake or oriental whip snake (Ahaetulla prasina) is a species of snake that is most often found which resembles the tops of vines, up to 2 meters long, although generally only 1-1.5 meters, arborial and live in tropical regions and Asian rain forests.

A. prasina has a pointed head like an arrow, eyes are rather large with horizontal pupils as if they were closing their eyes, long tail and functioned as a clutch of branches like other tree snakes.

Dlium Oriental whip snake (Ahaetulla prasina)

The top is green or gray-green with black, white or pale blue edge scales. The lower part is paler or yellowish green with thin yellow lines on both sides.

Oriental whip snake live in trees, plants and wild bushes that thrive in open forests, plantations and house yards. The main food is a tree lizard, tree frogs, sometimes also chicks that are left by their mother.

Asian vine snake will bend his neck to form like the letter "S" and flatten the neck when they feel threatened, so the edges of the scales that are black, white or blue pale so that the intruders go away.

Females present 4-10 babies, each measuring between 24-49 cm long. This species records at least four subspecies: Ahaetulla prasina medioxima, Ahaetulla prasina preocularis, Ahaetulla prasina prasina and Ahaetulla prasina suluensis.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Ahaetulla
Species: A. prasina
Subspesies: A. prasina medioxima, A. prasina preocularis, A. prasina prasina and A. prasina suluensis.

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