|jasper cat snake|
|Boiga jaspidea Khao Luang National Park|
(Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Boiga jaspidea (jasper cat snake) is a small and slender species of rear-fanged colubrid that is uncommon throughout its range.
Its body is reddish to chocolate brown, but rich black and white speckles cover the entire body except for the ventrals, which are yellow. In addition, there are faint black lateral bars, and white spots on the ventrolateral area. Its maximum length is 1.5 m (4.9 feet).
Habitat and behavior
The jasper cat snake lives in arboreal habitats in tropical rainforests, and sometimes among low-lying shrubs. It has been reported to lay up to three eggs in termite nests. Little else is known about this elusive snake.
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