[PW] identifying a snake

Jeffrey Pike jpike at gpl.org
Sat Oct 31 12:21:24 PDT 2015

I googled (or rather, "binged") "green snake sudan", and found this picture of a green night adder, which looks similar, under the images category:


Caution, the picture is rather gory.

Wikipedia entry here (no picture):


Jeffrey Pike
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Groton Public Library
Groton MA 01450
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From: Project-wombat [mailto:project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org] On Behalf Of Petter Naess
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 8:33 AM
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Subject: [PW] identifying a snake

I'm trying to identify a green and black striped snake with a distinctive y shape on its head, native to South Sudan, and am at a loss as to how to go about this systematically (I guess the same taxonomic challenge pertains whenever trying to identify a plant, insect, bird, or natural object, ie.
whether to start with color, shape, habitat etc.)  I've searched the web and also browsed Chris Matsson's "New Encyclopedia of Snakes", but no matches so far. I have a photo of the snake, but I assume attachments cannot be submitted to wombat (I tried!) - so if anyone is familiar with snakes of sudan, please have a look:

Grateful for any suggestions about what snake this is, or about how to find it.

Best, Petter
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