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November 24-30, 2012
Bronze-back Tree Snake and Gecko by Rishiraj Deval
The bronze-back tree snake Dendrelaphis tristis is a non-venomous, tree-dwelling snake found in south Asia. In India, it is found in the South and the foothills of the Himalaya. A long slender snake with a pointed head and a bronze stripe running down its back, the snake feeds on geckos, frogs and occasionally raids birds’ nests. Its ruddy brown skin allows it to blend in with its background.