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Old 30th September 2015, 18:40   #601
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These posts were moved from the accidents thread. The snake we are trying to identify is this -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ml#post3807686
The snake in that cbr650 accident picture is definitely a python.

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Old 30th September 2015, 19:01   #602
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Had this unexpected guest visiting my residence almost a month back. Got it rescued and relocated. It was confirmed by the person who caught the snake that it was a sub adult cobra (between 1 & 2 years old). I too had identified it correctly because of the spectacle shape behind its head.

Apparently after moving around for sometime it went and settled under the seat of my Suzuki Shogun.
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Is there anyone in Chennai who can be contacted in the future and who would come and search the area at least in my compound?
Please contact "Forest Range Office, Velachery" +(91)-44-22200335. I had called them twice to report snakes in my compound and in my BIL's, both the times, they sent a snake catcher from their office. They confirm the presence of the snake through a few questions, but will definitely send a catcher if they sense it is still in your compound.
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I still think it is a Reticulated Python from the markings
PatchyBoy is correct. It should be a reticulated python.. one way to differentiate them is by looking at the size of scales in the skin.

Vipers have a loosely scaled skin. Where as pythons and other constrictors are tightly scaled.

The easiest way is by looking at the head..Diamond shaped/pointed heads are vipers.. broader elongated ones are of pythons..

My 2 cents.!

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Slightly off topic, but while searching for various uses of WD40, I found their website lists an incident where a driver used WD40 to drive away a snake from his vehicle. So not exactly a repellent but one could try it.
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Russell vipers are in medavakkam area. I live in santhosapuram near medavakkam and have seen russell vipers.
This is what people who were cleaning the adjacent plot found today. Not sure what snake it is. The screen shot is taken from a video these people took. Not sure if it was the same snake my dad spotted few days ago.
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This is what people who were cleaning the adjacent plot found today. Not sure what snake it is. The screen shot is taken from a video these people took. Not sure if it was the same snake my dad spotted few days ago.
Looks like a wolf snake... very similar to a krait except that kraits don't venture out during the day..
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Looks like a wolf snake... very similar to a krait except that kraits don't venture out during the day..
From the videos looks like a wolf snake, but the person who took the video said it was around 5 feet. There were couple other people in the group who catch snakes and they said it's krait. The snake did not come out in the open. It was forced to as people were clearing the bushes.

How do we differentiate the wolf snake and the krait?

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I happened to hear lots of birds chirping around a coconut tree on a late afternoon. To my shock there was a snake on the tree trying to get into the nest of the bird. Though I've heard that snake can climb on coconut tree but never seen.

Sorry the image is not very clear (mother forbade me from going near the tree - she said, it might fall/jump)
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Most probably a Bronze back snake which is mostly arboreal. The length and slenderness is similar to that. Was the back of the dark brown?
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Looks like a rat snake to me, one of the few snakes that can scale heights.
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Looks like a rat snake to me, one of the few snakes that can scale heights.
Yes, I second it! By the looks of it, it is the underside of a yellow rat snake (Manja Chera in Malayalam). Length also confirms the same. Rat snakes are very common in Kerala.
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Yes, I second it! By the looks of it, it is the underside of a yellow rat snake (Manja Chera in Malayalam). Length also confirms the same. Rat snakes are very common in Kerala.
That's what my mother said. It was slithering quite fast from one leaf to the other.
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Though I've heard that snake can climb on coconut tree but never seen.
Good lord. I've a coconut tree in my house's compound. I'm concerned after reading this .
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Good lord. I've a coconut tree in my house's compound. I'm concerned after reading this .
They say there is no cure if bitten by a rat snake... mainly because there is no need for any cure.

I have many coconut trees in my home compound, and there are 100s of coconut trees around my mom's house. This is not really a cause for concern. Rat snakes are entirely harmless to humans.
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