Black whip snake
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Black whip snake, Demansia atra

ponchika (thayi -) in Pakanh

Black whip snake

The black whip snake, Demansia atra (family Elapidae), is an olive-brown snake, varying in colour from quite light to very dark (almost black). This swift-moving snake is active during the day.

Traditionally this snake is not eaten. Lofty Yam reports that eating it makes you sick.

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