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Bamboo Pit Viper

Bamboo Pit Viper (Trimeresurus gramineus)


Physical Characteristics

  • Size: Bamboo pit vipers are relatively small to medium-sized snakes, typically ranging from 50 to 70 centimeters (20 to 28 inches) in length, although some individuals can grow slightly larger.
  • Appearance: They have a slender body with a distinct triangular-shaped head and vertically elliptical pupils. Their coloration varies depending on the locality and habitat, but they often have shades of green, yellow, brown, or reddish-brown, with patterns of stripes, blotches, or speckles.
  • Color: Bamboo pit vipers exhibit various shades of green, yellow, brown, or reddish-brown, often with contrasting patterns of stripes, blotches, or speckles, providing camouflage in their environment.

Conservation Status

  • Threats: Bamboo pit vipers face threats from habitat loss, fragmentation, and human encroachment. They are also occasionally killed by humans out of fear or misunderstanding.
  • Conservation Efforts: Efforts to conserve bamboo pit vipers include habitat protection, public awareness campaigns, and research initiatives to better understand their ecology and behavior.
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