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Indian egg-eater

Boiga westermanni


This is one of the rarest snakes in India. It was considered extinct for almost 100 years until it's rediscovery in 2003.


Previously, it was thought that B.westermanni is restricted to northern and western India (ShaRma 2014) but the sightings of the species from southern peninsular India (Telangana and Karnataka) indicate that the species could be widely distributed in India. Because of its cryptic nature and low abundance, it has been detected only very rarely.

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Leuba Ridgway a year ago

They have such beady eyes and a nice shape to the head. I hope they stay hidden and safe.

armadeus.4 a year ago

What a wonderful and very special spotting. Great shot and thank you for sharing Vipul :)

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Where did you see it? What habitat?

Jae a year ago

Wow awesome spotting, Vipul! Very special.

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Aug 11, 2020
Submitted on Feb 16, 2021

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