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Mangrove snake

Boiga dendrophila

Description:

Boiga dendrophila, commonly called the mangrove snake or gold-ringed cat snake, is a species of rear-fanged colubrid from southeast Asia. It is one of the biggest cat snake species, averaging 6–8 feet in length. It is considered mildy venomous.Mostly nocturnal, it is a potentially aggressive snake. Even captive bred specimens can be nervous and may strike repeatedly. Although many specimens will calm down and allow handling, they are normally easily stressed and may refuse food for extended periods of time if disturbed. (Handling, of course, should involve safety precautions for the handler, due to their nervous nature and the fact that a bite can cause pain and injury.) Wikipedia

Habitat:

Despite one of its common names, mangrove snake, B. dendrophila is found more often in lowland rainforests than in the mangrove swamps from which its common name is derived. - Wikipedia

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5 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

jcra-explorer4
jcra-explorer4 3 years ago

This is a nice picture of a snake right

Thanks Jim & staccyh :).

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

John...nice spotting and photo!

staccyh
staccyh 3 years ago

Wow! Gorgeous photo.

Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 9, 2017
Submitted on Jul 9, 2017

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