Species Details

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Black-barred Kukri Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Oligodon cinereus
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests
Description : The Black-barred Kukri Snake has a relatively slender body, with a pointed snout and large eyes. It typically grows to a length of around 50-60 cm. Its dorsal coloration is gray or brown with darker bars or stripes, while the ventral side is lighter in color.
This snake is typically found in lowland and hill forests, as well as agricultural areas and plantations. It is known to be an excellent climber and can often be found in trees. The Black-barred Kukri Snake is a nocturnal species and is usually active at night. It feeds on small prey such as lizards, frogs, and insects. When threatened, it may flatten its neck and hiss in an attempt to deter predators. While the venom of the Black-barred Kukri Snake is relatively mild and not considered dangerous to humans, it can still cause some localized pain and swelling. Little is known about the reproductive behavior of this species, but it is thought to lay eggs.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015; photo credit and copyright:Tommy (iNaturalist user). more information please contact with us.