The trinket snake (Coelognathus helena) is a nonvenomous constrictor species of colubrid snake native to south Central Asia.
Copper-headed Trinket is a diurnal and terrestrial species which shows activity near water bodies and mounds. Often seen at heights in search of birds and rodents. Behavior alert and nervous. On approaching closer it immediately inflates much of forebody, keeps it above the ground with open mouth and hissing. With such posture it shows aggression and tries to look bigger. Oviparous. Female lays up to 16 eggs in most of the months of year. Prefers warmer climate for egg guarding.
It is found in whole of Northeast Indian region, Himalayan foothills, Uttrakhand; also found in continious form Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
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