Boiga siamensis (Colubridae), commonly named Gray Cat Snake or Eastern Cat Snake, is a rear-fanged, Asian snake, found in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India .
Boiga cyanea is mainly found in the flat lands. They live in bushes and trees in woods and plantations. These snakes are nocturnal. Young animals are orange/red in color, and changes into brown and then green after approx. ½ year .
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Boiga dendrophila_MG_6038 stk copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G Via Flickr: Face to face with a strikingly beautiful juvenile Mangrove Snake/Golden Ringed Cat Snake (Boiga dendrophila). Malaysia.
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The Mangrove Snake (Boiga dendrophila), also known as the Gold Ringed Cat Snake, is a species of rear-fanged colubrid. This species is found over a wide range from Indonesia, India, Malaysian penisula, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Phillipine Islands. Several subspecies are found within it’s natural range.
It is one of the largest catsnake species with the juvenile in the above photo likely reaching 6 - 8ft (1.8 - 2.4m) in length. Ironically, this species is found more often in lowland rainforests than in the mangrove swamps after which it is named. Mangrove snakes are nocturnal predators, feeding on whatever it can catch - small mammals, lizards, frogs, snakes and fish.
This species is found in the pet trade, and though it is rear fanged it is consider more dangerous than other rear fanged species due to it’s temperament. Even captive bred specimens are nervous and will strike repeatedly. Although many individuals will calm down and allow handling with appropriate safety equipment, as a species they are easily stressed and may refuse food for extended periods of time if disturbed.