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Common Cat Snake

Boiga trigonata


Boiga trigonata, commonly known as the Indian gamma snake or common cat snake, is a species of rear-fanged colubrid endemic to South Asia. They strongly resemble venomous saw-scaled viper in coloration and shape. Also, in India, these two species have almost identical geographic ranges.


Seen at Agumbe Rainforest.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thank you Sunny!

sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Congrats Satyen...

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thank you Daniele, triggsturner and armadeus!

armadeus.4 7 years ago


triggsturner 7 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD!

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Congratulations and nice find Satyen! This beautiful Common Cat Snake is our Spotting of the Day!

"Nicely hidden! This Common Cat Snake (Boiga trigonata) is our Spotting of the Day! This snake with cat-like eyes is a rear-fanged colubrid. It has a mild venom used to paralyze its preys. Nocturnal, shy and usually inoffensive it will coil-up tightly when disturbed. Boiga trigonata resembles a venomous saw-scaled viper species, Echis carinatus, in coloration and shape. Check this link for a complete description:".


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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 23, 2016
Submitted on May 6, 2017

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