White-lipped pitviper (Cryptelytrops albolabris complex) The white-lipped pitviper is actually three species, a main Southeast Asian snake which is always green (C.albolabris), a similar species from Nepal (C.septentrionalis) and a species from the Lesser Sunda islands (C.insularis) which is green in Timor, turquoise on Komodo and bright yellow on Wetar.
These pitvipers live in the trees or on the ground and they hunt small mammals, frogs and lizards, killing them with a venomous bite. The venom is also dangerous to humans and human fatalities are known.
Southeast Asia (northeast India to China, south to southern Thailand with populations isolated populations in Indonesia; C.septentrionalis Nepal; C.insularis Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia).
click on the images to enlarge them
Habitat: Rainforest, rivers, woodland and rice paddies