Last time when I saw this Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon aulicus) it was juvenile. I saw this snake on Nag Panchami Day a day of revering snakes 😉 . I am not really sure it is the same snake or any of of its brethren. But surely it had grown up and developed a nice bands which made this non-poisonous look like poisonous snake Banded Krait. This was a nice example of Batesian Mimicry.
These bands were not visible in the juvenile which I photographed earlier. Snake was as easy to handle as before without showing any aggressiveness.
I photographed and released the snake back in my backyard, so that I will have another glimpse few days or weeks later.
EXIF info – Aperture : ƒ/11 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 28 July, 2009 | Flash fired : yes | Focal length : 100mm | ISO : 100 | Location : 13° 4′ 1.7997600119994″ N 74° 59′ 44.314800313234″ E | Shutter speed : 1/200s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.