snake: We came across this snake when were on a hike in a typical dense forest in the Philippines. . Been wondering if this snake is venomous or not.

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    $\begingroup$ Where did you see this? There are many countries with many "dense forests". $\endgroup$ – mgkrebbs Jul 15 at 6:12
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    $\begingroup$ Definitely venomous. It's a viper but you should tell the exact geographical location for correct identification. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jul 15 at 7:41
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    $\begingroup$ My guess is that it is a juvenile temple pit viper (Tropidolaemus subannulatus). $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jul 15 at 14:12
  • $\begingroup$ It's in Asia. Thanks for the info! $\endgroup$ – Jay Jul 15 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Jay Asia is a huge continent with diverse ecosystems. Can you be more precise with the geographical location? $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jul 16 at 9:28

It is a green tree python (Morelia viridis)


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    $\begingroup$ I think that's accurate. A young one, perhaps 10 months old. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible Aug 7 at 15:40
  • $\begingroup$ Green tree pythons are limited to Australia: animaldiversity.org/accounts/Morelia_viridis $\endgroup$ – kmm Aug 7 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ Please add some references to support your answer. I guess your answer is also incorrect. The snake looks very much like a viper. Can you add some explanation on why you think it is a green tree python? $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Aug 12 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. I would agree. This one is close to a viper. $\endgroup$ – Jay Aug 20 at 6:25

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