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Originally Posted by Sajish View Post Can someone help ID this? Krait? Spotted in Uttarakhand.
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Oligodon arnensis? (banded kukri). Not venomous.

Note: I'm not a herpetologist so if it bites you and you die, don't have your relatives sue me.
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Originally Posted by dillichaat View Post Oligodon arnensis? (banded kukri). Not venomous.

Note: I'm not a herpetologist so if it bites you and you die, don't have your relatives sue me.
Thanks much dillichaat! The markings on the head do seem similar.
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Just where I did not want a beehive


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Nick, this is a Wasp.
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I have to admit that I wondered!

If you are absolutely sure of that, they will be evicted tomorrow . We have two beehives in the garden and live peacefully with them. Wasps are not so easy to get on with, especially just by the car door
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This is so true. Smack 'em (and run)..
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Looks like ladybugs.







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No GP, this is Tectocoris diophthalmus, also known as Hibiscus Harlequin Bug or Cotton Harlequin Bug. Smaller ones are bug nymphs.
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Who is this, please?

We want to know if we should be concerned about his or her presence.


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He is quite small. The head is about the same size as the tip of my thumb. A lump indicates that he has eaten something about large-mouse size.

(Rat snake?)
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We want to know if we should be concerned about his or her presence.


He is quite small. The head is about the same size as the tip of my thumb. A lump indicates that he has eaten something about large-mouse size.

(Rat snake?)
Looks like a chequred keel back. If that is correct then it's not venomous. You should call someone who can catch and release him into his natural habitat.
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Thank you Somnath.

It had got itself cornered in a concrete place with a steel plate door. When I shone a light on it, poor thing was trying to get into a hole made by ants. Eventually, I thought to just leave that gate open and, a few hours later, it was gone from that place.

Yes, it could be anywhere in our garden, or our various piles of mess. Probably is. But then it probably is not the only one anyway, and with empty plots around, I'm not so surprised to see it. I am more surprised that this is the only snake bigger than pencil thickness that we have seen for several years.

It is a danger warning. Not to go barefoot in the grass; not to stick fingers into piles of wood and stuff. Venomous or not, I don't care to be bitten. But I do know that it is more anxious to avoid us than we are to avoid it.
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