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An oriental whip snake is seen at Singapore's Old Upper Thomson Road on Oct. 22, 2020. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)

SINGAPORE, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Let's take a closer look at the oriental whip snake swallowing its prey at Singapore's Old Upper Thomson Road.

The oriental whip snake, also called Ahaetulla prasina, is a very slim snake living in bushes and trees. It has a broad head with small eyes. The groove in front of the eyes allows the snake stereoscopic vision for more accurate judgement of distance and thus a successful strike at prey. Its diet consists of small birds, frogs and lizards. It is venomous, but the venom is weak and generally not problematic for humans.

An oriental whip snake is seen at Singapore's Old Upper Thomson Road on Oct. 22, 2020. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)

An oriental whip snake is seen at Singapore's Old Upper Thomson Road on Oct. 22, 2020. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)

An oriental whip snake is seen at Singapore's Old Upper Thomson Road on Oct. 22, 2020. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)

An oriental whip snake swallows its prey at Singapore's Old Upper Thomson Road on Oct. 22, 2020. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua) ■

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