Bamboo Pit Viper
Vadodara: They had been outside for hiking at Pavagadh to a rainy morning on Monday. However, this set of Barodians had not expected to bump to a reptile that’s seldom viewed in central Gujarat.
The team seen a Bamboo Pit Viper crawling to a shrub at the muddy footprints in Pavagadh on August 31.
“It’s for the very first time this reptile was photographed in central Gujarat. All of us were really excited to see it,” said Kartik Upadhyay, among the band members. Even though Tez Zardari photographed the reptile, the other band members such as Chetan Panchal, Mittal Patel and Rahul Bhatt recorded it.
Upadhyay explained that the viper is poisonous and is normally bright green in color. This slow moving reptile feeds on small rodents, birds, frogs and lizards. The female does not lay eggs gives birth to small snakelets. It’s normally found in southern areas of India.