Their head and body are black and has small yellow rings, continuous or not, across the black colour.
Mangrove snake, also known as Gold-ringed cat snake, is a medium-sized snake in the Colubridae Family and likes to relax in the trees during the days, since it is a nocturnal animal. Mangrove snakes are soft venomous snakes, their venom isn’t considered life-threatening to humans but it can make us hurt and swollen. They are classed as least concern by the IUCN.
Did you know...?
…that Mangrove snakes can be easily mixed up with Banded Krait snakes because of the colours? ButBanded Krait venom is strong compared to Mangrove Snake venom.
The mangrove snake feeds on reptiles, birds and small mammals in the wild, depending on size and age of the snake. Young specimens prefer frogs, lizards, and even large slugs, while large adults will take young rats and small birds.
Mangrove snakes are found in Southern Thailand mostly and also in the Philippines and Malaysia. Actually, we can find them at the mangrove forests, humid forests usually nearly water; they rest on the branch of a tree in the daytime and hunt in the night; nocturnal ambush predators.
Female mangrove snakes will lay 4-15 eggs which hatch in about 3-4 months. Newly hatched mangrove snakes measure around 35 to 43 cm.