Small snake

21 Oct 2017 13:07 #4658 by Robby L
Robby L created the topic: Small snake
We are in the middle of the floods here although the water is surrounding the house it is not high enough to get inside. I have been expecting to see some snakes as those that live on the riverbank of in the garden look for dry places. This afternoon we saw 2 small snakes, the one in the photos would be 100 cm long with the other a bit bigger, am picking them to be new hatched Kukri Snakes (striped) but would like some input.

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21 Oct 2017 16:11 - 21 Oct 2017 16:15 #4659 by onflipflops
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This is Oligodon mouhoti, Cambodian Kukri Snake

Though, the snake in the image is not 100cm ;-)

These are harmless snakes, at least do not pose a treat to humans. But kukri snakes have a nasty bite. Sharp teeth that can make nasty bloody wounds.
So still wise to handle them with care ;-)

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22 Oct 2017 08:12 #4660 by Robby L
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Thanks for that OFF, yes an extra 0 slipped in there somehow should be 10cm.

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22 Oct 2017 21:25 #4662 by onflipflops
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I thought so ;-)
Adults of this species only get about 40cm or so.

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24 Oct 2017 11:02 #4664 by Robby L
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Another visitor this morning picking it to be a Striped Kukri Snake this time, about 30 cm :





By the look of the bulge it would appear to have eaten this morning
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24 Oct 2017 23:52 #4665 by onflipflops
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This is the same species as the juvenile, Cambodian Kukri Snake, Oligodon mouhoti.
Similar to the Striped Kukri Snake but most clearly the two dots on the tail are not found in the Striped Kukri Snake, Oligodon taeniatus.
Generally the stripes are more pronounced in the Striped Kukri Snake; these species are quite closely related.

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