Oriental Whip Snake in Yellow, Grey, and Green – Ahaetulla prasina

Not dangerous - just beautiful.

These are some really awesome looking snakes. Usually they come in brown (tan) and green color variations, but Rob Green, who has copyright to the images below – took these photos of a yellow one and a grey one. Quite cool. Rob was on Koh Kood (kut) near Koh Chang in the northeastern Gulf of Thailand when he found these snakes. The yellow images were taken with a Canon 7D. The grey whip snake – with his iphone. Thanks Rob!

After you see these photos – you can see more at the Ahaetulla prasina Fact Sheet (click). There are photos and videos of me catching them in the Thailand forest.

Probably the coolest looking of all snakes...

Grey Ahaetulla prasina:

Green Ahaetulla prasina (copyright Apornpradab Buasi):

Green Oriental Whip Snake piggy-backing on a Sunbeam snake.

About Vern Lovic

All posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping trips to find cobras, kraits, coral snakes, and other snakes native to Thailand. Thailand has over 200 snake species with many of them venomous.

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