Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao has abundant nature with warm-temperature forests and temperate forests. There are a lot more species could be called as "treasure" inhabits other than explained in animals, insects and birds section. Spiders is one of them because they are beneficial insects and its prey is destructive insects. Over 300 species including rare ones inhabits and Mt. Takao is the mountain with the largest number of species of spiders and widely known as a paradise for spiders.

Amphiesma vibakari vibakari (Japanese Keelback)
Amphiesma vibakari vibakari (Japanese Keelback) Tiger Keelback
Main region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Sado Island and Iki Island, Oki Island and Goto Islands. Small snake found in wide varieties of areas including forests, grasslands, paddy fields and croplands. The Japanese name Hibakari came from its literally meaning to be bitten or live only a day, however they are not poisonous and does not bite because they are very calm. When sensing dangers, threat others by making S shape with body. Are active on the ground but mostly stay underwater as they are good at swimming compare to other snakes. Feed on waterside species including small frogs or tadpoles and even hunt for fishes in water such as loaches.

●Body Length  about 40 to65 cm
●Season  April to October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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