Saw-scaled viper ଧୂଳିଆ ବୋଡା


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Common Name: Saw-scaled viper
Odia Name: ଧୂଳିଆ ବୋଡା
Zoological Name: Echis carinatus

Short & stout body. Scales strongly keeled, rough in appearance. Light, dark brown, brick-red, geay or sand-coloured with zigzag patterns on back. Top of head has usually distinct, arrow-head mark. When alarmed, inflates lung and rubs saw-edged scales together to make a rasping sound.

Looks alike: Common Cat Snake
Sand BoaRusell's Kukri Snake