Bamboo Pit Viper

Photo Credits: Shantanu Ambulgekar


Scientific Name: Trimeresurus gramineus

This extraordinarily beautiful species of snake found only in the southern part of India. It is also known by various names such as Indian tree viper, bamboo snake, Indian green tree viper, green tree viper, bamboo viper, grass-green snake, green pit viper.


It is generally found in bamboo forest but can be also seen in the dense forest


Generally, it is very calm in nature but if threatened it becomes extremely aggressive and dangerous.


It usually feeds on lizards as well as other rodents. Sometimes on birds too.