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Old 08-28-03, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Snake ID in Kathmandu Garden

Can anyone give me an identification of the snake in the attached photo. It was about 1.5-2.0m long and active during the day. Seen in our garden in Kathmandu Nepal, altitude 1,385m. It was a uniform brown on top and pale below, as shown in the photo'. I have an equally obscure picture of its mid regions as well, but not enough space to post it here!
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Old 08-28-03, 03:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Question More info' on Kathmandu ID request

This is the photo of the body section...
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Old 08-28-03, 07:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I wish I could hep ya. Nepal is one area that I never really looked at the herps.
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Old 08-28-03, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Search is over I think. I identified it, with the help of my son, as an Indo-chinese rat snake, Ptyas korros, on an excellent site at:
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It looks to that snake as far as i can tell
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I thought it looked a bit like a cobra.
Hard to tell from the angle.

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I was guessing a cobra as well, but, I'm not too familiar with the indigenous species in Nepal.
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