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