Animal Of The Day: Vine Snake.
Found: Ahaetulla (Species) in Asia, and many Pacific Islands.
Description: Characterized by thin, elongated bodies, with extremely long tails and a sharply triangular shaped head.
Behavior: Lives in humid rain forests.
In Captivity: Frequently imported into the “exotic pet trade,” bad idea since they are really hard to care for!
Fun Fact: Unlike most other species of snake whose eyes functions independently of each other, vine snakes are distinguished by their binocular vision. This means that both eyes focus on the same point, as human eyes do. This is a distinct advantage in searching for prey among the leaf litter and branches of trees, giving vine snakes the ability to determine shape more readily than other snakes, who usually rely on movement to hunt. (fun fact link)
Image 1: common name:Green vine snake Biological name:Ahaetulla nasuta. Image 2: common name: Green vine snake. (by: wishwasdeep)