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Green or Bamboo Pit Viper

Binomial Name: Trimeresurus gramineus

English:   Bamboo Pit viperIndian Green Pit Viper, or Common Green Pit Viper

Marathi:  चापडा किंवा हिरवा चापडा, हिरवा घोणस  

Hindi: साक्रा

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 lizardsrats and birds.


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