Beddome’s Keelback

Jun 20 2012

Beddome’s Keelback or Nilgiri Keelback (Amphiesma beddomei)

This snake, belonging to the family Colubidae, is an endemic of the Western Ghats extending upto the Nilgiris. They are non-venemous terrestrial snakes. The white spot at the back of the head in the juvenile disappears as the snake grows into an adult.

Photographed at Agumbe in June, 2012

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