The buff striped keelback Amphiesma stolatum is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake found across Asia. It is the sole species of genus Amphiesma. It is a typically nonaggressive snake that feeds on frogs and toads.
They are revered, worshipped, feared and killed. Humans have a complicated relationship with snakes. Even in the busiest city junctions snakes move around freely at night.
Length: Up to cm 1 meters. Notes: These snakes are commonly found near water, lakes, ponds, and in gardens. Recently a friend had one in his swimming pool in Krabi town, southern Thailand.
Click here to watch the Demo Video. This can be identified by checking rich green or yellowish-green body marked with more or less irregular black bands or patches. In most of its life it bears yellow color V shaped marking guarded by black on nape.
There can also be extreme differences in appearance from juveniles to adults so it is important to never assume you have properly identified a snake. With a distinct copper orange colored neck the Buff-striped Keelback is a relatively easy snake to identify and is not easily confused with other species in Hong Kong. Generally tan to light olive green with black and white to blue checkering running the length of the body and with lateral strips on the tail, both juvenile and mature specimens exhibit the same colors and patterning with the juveniles showing brighter more defined colors.
The striped keelbackXenochrophis vittatusis a species of snake found mainly in Indonesia Bangka, Java, Sumatra, We, Sulawesi and Singapore introduced. This diurnal snake is found in rice paddies, ponds, small ditches, and sometimes suburban backyards and home gardens. The striped keelback is rear-fanged and mildly venomous, and is considered harmless; it typically feeds on amphibiansfishand small lizards.
Buff Striped Keelback. Status: Not Protected. Distribution map. There are rows of scales, which are strongly keeled except, except those on the flanks.
Click here to watch the Demo Video. Can be identified by carefully checking two yellow-brown stripes on body more visible on posterior half and yellowish color on head including underside. Dorsal - Body slender with pointed and highly keeled scales.