Green or Bamboo Pit Viper
Binomial Name: Trimeresurus gramineus
English: Bamboo Pit viper, Indian Green Pit Viper, or Common Green Pit Viper
Marathi: चापडा किंवा हिरवा चापडा, हिरवा घोणस
It is a venomous pit viper species found in the southern and north eastern parts of India.
· It is found in bamboo groves and forests, usually near streams.
· It is arboreal and nocturnal. When threatened, it is aggressive and does not hesitate to bite
· The venom is hemotoxic and neurotoxic.
· It feeds on lizards, rats and birds.