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The great, greater green

This lovely snake - THE GREATER GREEN SNAKE - is often mistaken for the venomous Bamboo Pit Viper and killed unnecessarily, as they are completely harmless and eat earthworms!


With virtually no color variation all Greater Greens are bright green on top with yellow bellies. Not usually exceeding 1 meter in length, they have long slender bodies and long narrow heads with relatively large eyes and round pupils.

Greater Green's are active during the day hunting various prey but largely consume earth worms necessarily meaning that they spend a lot of time on the ground. However, at night they commonly roost high up in trees or up in bushes or long grass in heavily vegetated areas. They are a docile snake when encountered but capable of quickly slithering away.

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