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Checkered Keelback
  • Scales keeled. Head broader than neck.
  • Eye has round pupil
  • Two bold black streaks- one nelow, the other from eye to angleof mouth.
  • Glossy olive green, Olive brown, yellow, brown, gray or black usually with a checkered body pattern.
  • Active by day and night.
  • Find in and around fresh water bodies and paddy fields.
  • Many are killed on roads after the first rains arrive.
  • Young feeds on frogs, tadpoles, and water insects
  • Older snakes eat fish, frogs, occasionally rodents and birds.
  • Lays upto 90 eggs December – march , in rat tunnels, holes is wells, walls or field embankments, and stay with them until they hatch 60-7- days.
  • Aggressive when threatened and cornered.
  • They bite readily when stepped on or caught.
  • When excited , flattens head, extends neck ribs, and rears up.
  Dr. D. C. Patel M. S. (Gen. Surg.)

Wide Experience in treating Snake bite patients since last 18 years, with having very less mortality. In year 2004, 449 patients were treated & NOT A SINGLE DEATH WHILE TREATMENT.
(0% Mortality) .

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