Length- Can grow upto 56cm.
Head small, indistinct from neck. Top of the head with black color chevron shaped marking from prefrontals to end of it which usually remain connected with a narrow streak between eyes. Parietals usually have one-one closely placed whitish spots. Small eyes have rounded pupil.
Body short, moderately stout and covered with glossy smooth scales. Dorsal grey-brown with dark brown or gray colored oval or irregularly shaped blotches, side dorsals with smaller patches. Tail usually patternless or with very faint markings.
Underside in chequered form with combination of greenish-white, yellowish-white or black-white colour. Both colours are with distinct boundary and almost equal in proportion. Underside of tail less patched with these black patches and amount of yellow-green is predominant as compared to Travancore Kukri.
Since the snake is non-venomous, no envenomation occurs. Bite effects are same as other non venomous snake bites. Bleeding and even Swelling in some cases. One must clean the bite area inorder to prevent any infection and taking tetanus, is not mandatory though.