Friday, March 7, 2014

Common Rough-sided snake (Aspidura trachyprocta)

English : Rough-sided snake
Binomial Name : Aspidura trachyprocta
Sinhala : දලව මැඩිල්ලා [Dalawa Madilla]
Aspidura trachyprocta is a non venomous endemic snake living in highlands of Sri Lanka. It is nocturnal and the most common snake of Horton plains national park. They come in various colors ranging from blackish brown to light reddish brown. Its diet consists of earth worms and ants.

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