Asian Vine Snake
The Asian Vine Snake, a species of Colubrid snake, is native to Southern Asia, thriving in countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia. This snake is recognized by several common names, including the Boie’s Whip Snake, Gunter’s Whip Snake, and Oriental Whip Snake. Known for its impressive length, it can grow up to 6 feet, boasting an elongated tail that can reach nearly 2 feet. These snakes possess a relatively flat, triangular head with an extended and pointed snout, accentuating their triangular appearance.
Asian Vine Snakes are predominantly green in color with a yellow, white, or cream-colored belly, often adorned with small white and black markings along their dorsal region. In captivity, various color forms are observed. Their adaptability to diverse habitats across Southern and South-East Asia ensures healthy population levels across many regions. While they have gained popularity in the pet trade, their natural habitats continue to play a crucial role in sustaining these captivating serpents. In the wild, the Asian Vine Snake will feed on a variety of different prey. Their primary food sources consist of birds, frogs, lizards and smaller snakes. Lizards and tree frogs seem to make up a large portion of their diet.