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Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon octolineatus) by melvynyeo Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon octolineatus) by melvynyeo
Taken at night in singapore forest.

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A strikingly handsome species, the Striped Kukri Snake is easily identified by the longitudinal stripes comprising a dorsal reddish or orange stripe, and a number of brown or greenish lateral stripes on a black background. Care should be taken, however, not to confuse the venomous Banded Malayan Coral Snake with this species : identification can be confirmed by closely observing the head pattern.

Growing to a maximum 68 cm, this small snake is found in a range of habitats including forest, farmland, and sometimes parks and gardens. It seems to be both nocturnal and diurnal.

Kukri snakes are so-called on account of the shape of the teeth at the back of the mouth, which resemble the Kukri knife used by Gurkha soldiers. Kukri snakes, however, are non-venomous and quite harmless, though thay may attempt to bite if provoked.

This species ranges from West Malaysia and Singapore to Borneo and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Bangka, Java, Sulawesi and possibly the Philippines.
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scarecrow2003 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
huh non posionous
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maxwildcat Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
such a cutey :P
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diskfire Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Wow.
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NanoTrev Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Are they at all related to the garter snake? I know it's unlikely but I'd find it amusing if they were.
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RebelATS Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an amazing shot of such a beautiful snake. It's facial pattern is truly remarkable.
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LeBlan Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oo little one ^o^
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