Today we will talk about the non-venomous snakes in India. Which we usually keep facing. You will be surprised to know that 95% of India’s snakes are not poisonous, but due to a lack of accurate information, we kill these snakes as poisonous.
Friends, snakes are our environmental friends, we should not kill snakes, so after reading this article you will stop being afraid of snakes.
There is a lot to know about snakes, but in this article, we will talk about the non-venomous snakes in India. Friends, there are more than 2500 species of snakes which include poisonous and also without poison.
That’s why it is very important to have the right information about snakes. so that both we and the snake are safe. So let’s start the count down of non-venomous snakes in India.
- 1 Rat Snake (Ptyas Mucosa)
- 2 Green Keelback Snake (Rhabdophis plumbicolor)
- 3 3. Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus)
- 4 Banded Kukri Snake (Oligodon arnensis)
- 5 Checkered Keelback (Fowlea piscator)
- 6 Red Sand Boa (Eryx johnii)
- 7 Python (Python molurus)
- 8 Shield-Tailed Snakes (Uropeltidae)
- 9 Black-Headed Coral Snake (Sibynophis subpunctatus)
- 10 Bronzeback Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis tristis )
Rat Snake (Ptyas Mucosa)
The rat snake is also called Dhaman snake in Hindi. It’s called a ghoda pachhad snake in the common language in India. It is the snake found most near to the houses. This snake sneaks into the houses in search of mice.
It is very agile and has a maximum length of 12 to 14 feet. The snake has a smaller mouth than its body and its tail is tubular. This snake has black lines under its mouth.
As you can see in this photo. It is the most common snake found in India and this snake is not poisonous at all.
Green Keelback Snake (Rhabdophis plumbicolor)
Green keelback snake is also called grass snake or green snake. This snake hides in small plants and bushes. It has a maximum length of 2 1/2 to 3 feet. Sometimes it has also been found to be 4 feet.
This snake is very calm in nature and this snake does not bite 97%. In childhood, there are black lines on the snake. When this snake becomes large, the black lines disappear and it turns green again.
Its lower part is white. When he gets angry, he tries to show himself like a cobra. This snake is not found on trees. It is found in most grasses and small plants, it is not poisonous at all.
3. Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus)
A Wolf snake is a brown-colored small-faced snake. White stripes start from the top of this snake’s mouth, which is spread all over its body. Its specialty is that it also climbs upright walls.
Sometimes this snake has also been found on the second, third, or fourth floor. This snake loves the lizard so much that it climbs the walls in search of it.
The width of this snake is not more than the fingers of our hand and its maximum length is two and a half to three feet.
People generally kill it as an Indian Common Krait because Indian Common Krait is also similar to this.
On which there are stripes of white color, but the color of the common krait is black and its color is brown. This snake is not poisonous at all.
Banded Kukri Snake (Oligodon arnensis)
This is a common snake that is greenish-brown and has black-colored stripes on its body. Its face is triangle-shaped. It has a V-shaped mark on it as you can see in the photo.
Its width is not more than the finger of our hand and it is not more than two and a half to three feet long. It is also a non-venomous snake. We should not kill this snake.
The biggest identity of this snake is that it has a V-shaped mark on its face, which we can easily recognize by seeing this snake.
Checkered Keelback (Fowlea piscator)
We also know the name Checkered Keelback Snake as Water-Snake. Checks are made on the entire body of this snake. It is found in two to three colors.
It is a very nimble snake and the most biting snake in India. When we go to catch this snake, it jumps very fast, it is found mostly in mud in the water. Fish and frogs are its favorite victims.
It is also not poisonous. This snake has about 80 to 100 teeth in its mouth when it catches its prey and does not leave easily. This snake is very fiery and very quick to panic.
It is considered the most biting snake in India but it is not poisonous at all. so we should not kill this snake.
Red Sand Boa (Eryx johnii)
Red sand boa is a very common snake and is also known by the name of the two-mouth snake. On seeing this snake, it appears as if it has two mouths. But this snake has only one mouth.
It is not poisonous at all. It has a maximum length of 3 to 4 feet. This snake is very calm but it bites very fast when disturbed.
It likes to live in the soil and hide in the soil. This snake is very easy to identify. It would be of red color.
There are many superstitious talks about this snake in India. Like this snake is sold in crores and has two mouths. Many types of tantric actions are also performed by people with this snake.
It is also said that this snake walks with one mouth for 6 months and 6 months with the other mouth while it has only one mouth.
Python (Python molurus)
Indian Python as we know it as Python. Its length varies from 14 to 16 feet. The surface of this snake is very smooth. It is dull but powerful in appearance.
This snake is not poisonous at all. Its grip strength is tremendous. It kills its prey and then swallows it. Python can swallow an animal 3 times bigger than its size. In India, we can easily see this snake.
Shield-Tailed Snakes (Uropeltidae)
Shield Tail Snake This is a very beautiful and cute snake and looks like a red sand boa snake but it has no two mouths. The maximum length of this snake is 1 to 1 1/2, but this snake is very quiet.
Yellow-colored spots are found on this snake. This snake also sticks to the soil. The special thing about this snake is that it digs a pit with its tail and hides in it. And this snake is not poisonous at all.
Black-Headed Coral Snake (Sibynophis subpunctatus)
The black-headed coral snake is very small in appearance. It has a maximum length of 1 to 1 1/2 feet. This snake is thin like a wire.
The mouth of this snake is black, which is why we also know it as the black-faced snake. This snake eats small insects. It is a non-venomous snake.
Bronzeback Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis tristis )
The Bronzeback tree snake is a snake found on trees. This snake is found on trees in dense forests. It is also called a flying snake because it easily jumps from one branch to another. It has a maximum length of 4 to 5 feet.
This snake remains active during the day. Its favorite prey is the lizard. Its head is pointed and its eyes are large. It is a common snake and it is not poisonous at all.
So, friends, this was the list of the top 10 non-venomous snakes in India. Snakes of India that are not poisonous at all.
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