This can be identified by checking rich green or yellowish-green body marked with more or less irregular black bands or patches. In most of its life it bears yellow color V shaped marking guarded by black on nape. Sometimes it can be confused with Cobra due to its habit of showing narrow fake hood above the ground as a nervous response.
Average length- 50cm.
Maximum length- 94cm.
Body stout and covered with highly keeled scales. Color yellowish-green in adults while bluish-green in juveniles. In most of the stages of life irregular bands found which usually become faint or absent in fully grown adults. In some dorsal regions sky blue or white interscale color found which is best visible when snake is provoked. One or Two “A” shape markings of black color present on neck clearly in juveniles; between them clear yellow color exists. All these neck patters also get faint or absent in sdults.
Belly entirely glossy white or grayish, with greenish edge. Subcaudal scales paired in a zigzag manner, their color is similar to ventral scales but sometimes can be darker or more yellowish.
Head rounded with smooth and shiny scales; slightly broader than neck. Blackish color patches present irregularly. Moderate size eyes have rounded pupil.
The tail also covered with highly keeled scales. Normal as typical range with pointed tip. Color same like rest of the dorsal body.