Species Details


Tawny Cat Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Boiga ochracea
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes and shrubs in homestead vegetation,Natural forests and degraded forests
Description : They can grow up to 1.2 meters (4 feet) in length.
They have a yellow-brown to reddish-brown color with darker markings on the back and sides.
Body shape: Their bodies are slender and cylindrical with a slightly flattened head.
Eyes: They have large, round eyes with vertical pupils.
This Snakes are commonly found in trees, bushes, and low vegetation in forested areas, plantations, and gardens.
They feed on small animals, such as rodents, lizards, and birds.
They are arboreal, meaning they spend much of their time in trees. They are generally considered to be non-aggressive towards humans but can bite if provoked.
They have mildly toxic venom which is not considered dangerous to humans.
They are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs, and the females typically lay clutches of 3-7 eggs.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Wikipedia, IUCN Red List Bangladesh Volume-4 2015; photo credit:www.inaturalist.org, photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.