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Common Cat Snake ( Boiga Trigonata )

Name
Common Cat Snake ( Boiga Trigonata )
Length in mm
250 mm at hatching , max ( 1250 mm )
Identification
Body long,thin and laterally flattened,scales smooth.Head distinctly broader than neck,large eye has vertical pupil.Top of head has a distinct,pale Y shaped mark,which is sometimes black edged.
Feeds on
Toads,small lizards,small birds.
Type of reproduction
Oviparous (lays 3 - 10 eggs in August - Sept )
Mating Season
May - June
Found in
Throughout India and the rest of South Asia, except Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Forsten's Cat Snake ( boiga Forsteni )

Name
Forsten's Cat Snake ( boiga Forsteni )
Length in mm
max ( 2313 mm )
Identification
Body long and laterally flattened.Two main color forms,nearly uniform reddish brown back with dull yellow markings and forebody with angular grayish brown,brown or black blotches or bands that are interspersed with white patches.Hindbody has checkered pattern of snake colors.There is also a stripe from each eye to behind mouth.
Feeds on
Lizards,birds,even domestic chickens,birds eggs,bats.
Type of reproduction
Oviparous (lays 5- 10 eggs around April - May )
Mating Season
Feb - Mar
Found in
Western Ghats from Gujarat to Kerala.

Stout Sand Snake ( Psammophis Longifrons )

Name
Stout Sand Snake ( Psammophis Longifrons )
Length in mm
max ( 1230 mm )
Identification
Long stout bodied,smooth scaled,outer edges of belly scales rounded.Head elongate,tapers towards front,slightly broader than neck,distinct ridge between top and side of head,large eye has round pupil.
Feeds on
Lizards and geckos.
Type of reproduction
Oviparous (lays 5 - 12 eggs )
Mating Season
Sept - Oct.
Found in
Maharashtra and Gujarat ,north of Mumbai.

Common Vine Snake ( Ahaetulla Nasuta )

Name
Common Vine Snake ( Ahaetulla Nasuta )
Length in mm
200 mm - 425 mm at hatching , max ( 2000 mm )
Identification
Long slender,smooth scaled,extremely pointed head has extended snout.Uniform parrot green color,often with white or yellow line separating upper body scales from belly scales. Eye has horizontal pupil.
Feeds on
Tadpoles,lizards,frogs,small birds,mice.
Type of reproduction
Ovoviviparous (gives birth to 23 young ones in March - December )
Mating Season
Jan - Feb.
Found in
Northeast part of India, South India