Un serpent “mildly venomous” aperçu à Quatre-Bornes

1 year, 7 months ago - February 21, 2020
Un petit serpent, « golden tree », a été aperçu à proximité d’Appadoo Road Bassin, à Quatre Bornes. Des officiers du Service des parcs nationaux et de la conservation ainsi que des représentants de la Mauritius Wildlife Foundation ont fouillé les environs, en vain.

Le serpent est légèrement venimeux et il est conseillé au public de ne pas manipuler l’animal s’il est aperçu.

Il est conseillé d’appeler le Service des parcs nationaux et de la conservation au 4644053 et 4644477 pendant les heures de bureau ou M. Pandoo au 52569740 après les heures de bureau.

Wiki:

Chrysopelea ornata is usually green in color, with black cross-hatching and yellow or gold colored accents. The body, though slender, is far less so than in other tree snakes. It has a flattened head with constricted neck, a blunt nose and large eyes with round pupils.[1]

The lateral, sharp and pronounced keeled condition of the ventrals in association with the normal, not enlarged, vertebral row of scales distinguish this snake. Chrysopelea ornata.The snake's striking looks and capability of gliding make it a popular choice for captivity.

This snake ranges from 11.5 to 130 cm (0.38 to 4.27 ft) long. This species is considered mildly venomous, with few confirmed cases of medically significant envenomation. Chrysopelea species are not included in lists of snakes considered venomous to man.

They tend to be nervous, fast-moving snakes, and attempt to flee if disturbed, but generally do not hesitate to bite if handled.

Text by Le Mauricien

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