Persian Large Whip Snake – Coluber jugularis (Linnaus 1758)
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Coluber jugularis (Linnaus 1758)
Persian Large Whip Snake – harmless
Very big slim snake with a small head clearly distinguishable from the neck, big eyes with round pupils, smooth scales and a long tail ending in a fine tip. The colouring of the back and the sides is variable, it can be darkbrown, olivebrown or even sheer black. The total length can reach 3m.
|Biotope:||Above all dry intensively sunned areas in the plane, hills or mountains. Lives also nearby waters.|
|Habits:||The Persian Large Whip Snake is day-active and a very agile viper who sunbathes early in the morning and afternoon very extensively.|
|Food:||Small mammals, lizards and snakes.|