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Golden-ringed Cat Snake Boiga dendrophila


Photograph showing vertical slit-like pupil.

All photographs by K W Chan




Interesting Facts: Cat snakes have vertical slit-like pupils which resemble those of a cat's eyes. Cat snakes have the last two or three fangs at the end of the upper jaw enlarged and grooved. These snakes produce mild venom with flows along the grooves to wounds inflicted by the rear fangs as the snakes bite.

Size: About 250 cm

Diet: Birds, lizards, rodents

Activity: Active by night, mainly arboreal.

Habitat: Forested areas, near streams.

References: A Photographic Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand - Merel J. Cox, Peter Paul van dijk, Jarujin Nabhitabhata and Kumthorn Thirakhupt.

Fascinating Snakes of Southeast Asia - Francis Lim L K, Monty Lee T M.