Sleeping Greater Green

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Hans Breuer (twoton)
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Sleeping Greater Green

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » July 10th, 2010, 10:04 pm

Cyclophiops major aka Greater Green Snake is Asia's answer to the American Smooth Green Snake, but much more common and larger (up to three feet), hence the name.

Theoretically, it's a diurnal snake, but like many other diurnals can also be found active all the way until after midnight during summer heatwaves. This one, however, was doing what all field guides say they're supposedly doing at night: sleeping on a bush.

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Re: Sleeping Greater Green

Post by John Martin » July 10th, 2010, 11:07 pm

Beautiful animal! And definitely similar to the N. A. green snakes. Good eye to whoever spotted it too. :thumb:

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Re: Sleeping Greater Green

Post by Warren » July 12th, 2010, 6:48 pm

These snakes can also be separated from their North American brethren by their habit of paying double market prices for Taiwanese sleeping twigs while US bush prices drop like a stone. Do not buy from them! Selling to them is okay :thumb:

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Re: Sleeping Greater Green

Post by John Martin » July 13th, 2010, 2:58 pm

Edit: original post removed.

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