Mangrove Snake: harmless back fanged snakes – image, size, distribution, habitat, food, breeding, important notes(venomous or not)

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MANGROVE SNAKE Boiga

dendrophila

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A strikingly marked snake, with large glossy scales, yellow lip scales and bold yellow bands on a jet-black background. The bands become narrower towards the middle of the back and sometimes do not meet completely.

Size About 2.5 m.

Distribution South-east Asia.

Habitat Trees in forests and mangrove swamps.

Nocturnal.

Food Birds, lizards and small rodents.

Bre e ding Egg-laying.

Note s Distinctive, but sometimes confused with the Banded Krait (See here), a dangerously venomous species. It is rear-fanged, the bite sometimes producing mild symptoms in humans. POISONOUS

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