New Himalayan snake found via Instagram

grass snake g5338fbe46 1920 New Himalayan snake found via Instagram


  • A snake that experts had never seen before has been discovered on Instagram after a postgraduate student in Indian’s Himalayan region uploaded a photo of one he found in his backyard
  • The snake belonged to a group commonly know as kukri snakes which are known for their Nepali dagger-like teeth, but this snake didn’t look like the ones commonly found in the Himalayan area
  • The snake was named Oligodon churahensis after the Churah Valley in Himachal Pradesh in the western Himalayas where it was found. […]

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