“Tree Viper” Viper with formidable eyes and venom that damages tissue

Do you find snakes endlessly fascinating? Well, the green tree viper is considered to be one of the most dazzling and interesting snakes out there

Native to southeast Asia (India, China, Taiwan), the green tree viper belongs to the venomous Viperidae family of snakes and is known by the scientific name of Trimeresurus stejnegeri.

They belong to the wide family of tree-dwelling vipers, including the Trimeresurus gramineus, The white lip tree viper, the green tree pit viper, the green tree viper snake, and the spiny tree viper, and so on.

They are also commonly known by the names of pit viper, the Chinese green tree viper, the Chinese tree viper, the bamboo viper, bamboo pit viper, and so on.

This snake species has a stable population and hence, has been classified as Least Concern by the IUCN.

 

These vipers are best known for their dark green skin, triangular-shaped head, and red tail.

They are often found dwelling amongst the trees, camouflaged within the pale green leaves by their dazzling skin.

Although these vipers are venomous, their bites are not fatal. However, they can leave quite a mark, so it is best to not make contact with these snakes!

Green tree vipers (pit viper) are usually between 20-30 in (50-75 cm) in length and are a bright green or yellow color.

They also have red or black spots on their upper surface and have a white or yellow streak.

The lower part of these snakes are usually yellow, green, or white and they have a red or yellow-tipped tail.

They have golden eyes with vertical slits and long, sharp fangs. This snake is easily identifiable by its golden eyes and triangular-shaped head.

Pit vipers are nocturnal in nature, which means that they are active at night and lethargic during the day.

However, when they are provoked, they have a very quick strike, almost always striking their target accurately. The exact speed of this viper is unknown.

The green tree viper or the Trimeresurus stejnegeri is a carnivore and has a diet consisting of small prey such as rodents, birds, frogs, and lizards.

Tree vipers (pit viper) dwell in thick forest areas that are usually 6600 ft (2011.68 m) above sea level.

They live in trees and are often camouflaged in the leaves due to their bright green skin.

Reproduction in pale green tree vipers (pit viper) is oviparous, which means that the young live inside the female’s body in the form of eggs until they are ready to hatch.

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