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Beddome’s Cat Snake

Beddome’s cat snakes are a species of poisonous snakes belonging to the colubrid family, found in India and Sri Lanka. They are rear-fanged, nocturnal and arboreal. They are known to be shy and calm and slow moving as well.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Boiga
    Scientific Name Boiga beddomei

    Length Around 90 cm; largest specimen 123 cm
    Color Brown, yellowish or brown mixed with reddish dorsal color; black, dark brown or reddish blotches or cross lines from the head to the tail; white, yellow or yellowish-brown belly; yellowish-cream ventrally; a black irregular line  running from behind the eye to the end of the head
    Distribution the Western Ghats in Maharashtra state, India, Sri Lanka
    Habitat Found in moderate to high altitudes in evergreen and mixed deciduous forests, bushes, hilly trees
    Diet Lizards, birds, bats, rodents, frogs, skinks
    Venom Fact Neurotoxic
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg Laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 10 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Data Deficient

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    Published on September 25th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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