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Brown Kukri Snake Oligodon purpurascens


Photograph by K C Tsang



Interesting Facts: Kukri snakes got their name from their enlarged rear teeth that look like kukri daggers. Kukri snakes consume eggs. Their teeth are modified to slit the shell as the egg is swallowed. Colour and pattern on the snakes can vary, making it difficult to identify.

Size: 89cm

Diet: Eggs of birds and reptiles.

Activity: Nocturnal, terrestrial.

Habitat: Matured Forest.

References: Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians - A Comprehensive Illustrated Guide by International Experts.

A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand - Merel J. Cox