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Large-eyed Bronzeback tree snake. It was a cool sunny day. The forest floor had little bit of moisture from the rains a week back. As we walked along the path filled with leaf litter, one of my accomplice stopped and said, a snake! over there! It was an endemic species of tree snake. It was right in front of us, a few feet from us.<br />
It was stunned like a statue, it was not moving. Its entire body was flat. It had transformed into a dry stick.One of the flattest snake that i have come across!<br />
I went close without making sudden movements and took some images. And from no where a frog jumped across the snake, the snake&#039;s head turned towards it. Then we thought there might be some drama. The frog leaped again and went further, the snake started chasing it, but before we could spot the frog and snake, both had disappeared into the leaf litter. The snake would have had his meal for sure!! The perfect camouflage and its lightening fast movement made us loose the sight!! Dendrelaphis grandoculis,Southern Bronzeback,bronzeback tree snake,endemic,india,karnataka,large eyed snake,tree snake,western ghats Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Large-eyed Bronzeback tree snake.

It was a cool sunny day. The forest floor had little bit of moisture from the rains a week back. As we walked along the path filled with leaf litter, one of my accomplice stopped and said, a snake! over there! It was an endemic species of tree snake. It was right in front of us, a few feet from us.
It was stunned like a statue, it was not moving. Its entire body was flat. It had transformed into a dry stick.One of the flattest snake that i have come across!
I went close without making sudden movements and took some images. And from no where a frog jumped across the snake, the snake's head turned towards it. Then we thought there might be some drama. The frog leaped again and went further, the snake started chasing it, but before we could spot the frog and snake, both had disappeared into the leaf litter. The snake would have had his meal for sure!! The perfect camouflage and its lightening fast movement made us loose the sight!!

    comments (6)

  1. What a sight and very exciting story! Loving your stories from the Ghats. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Fredy :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Great shot, love the clarity of the eyes. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 4 years ago
  3. great capture, not an easy playground I bet... Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Stephen..true that! Posted 4 years ago

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Southern Bronzeback ''Dendrelaphis grandoculis'' is a species of snake found in the Western Ghats in India.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by karthik_ak
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By karthik_ak

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Uploaded Jun 3, 2015. Captured May 23, 2015 11:11.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/125s
  • ISO2500
  • 90mm