A Shokar's Bronzeback posing on a mossy log
We found this arboreal snake resting at night up in some vegetation about head-high. They can move surprisingly quickly through the trees, but this one seemed perfectly content to pose for us for a few minutes after we interrupted its beauty sleep.
''Dendrelaphis schokari'', also known as Schokar's Bronzeback or the Common Bronzeback, is a species of non-venomous arboreal snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to Sri Lanka.