Rifle Range Road Ramble : Dog Toothed Cat Snake

When:  March 2015                     Weather:  Hot 25C

Canon EOS 550/60mm macro

 

A late night herping ramble along the Rifle Range Trail in Singapore started off quietly enough….the conduit was filled with roaring fast flowing water and not much was stirring.  There were only a few little things….

 

spider with egg sac

spider with egg sac

 

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And then J spotted this beauty....

And then J spotted this beauty….

 

the dog toothed cat snake..Boiga Synodon

the dog toothed cat snake..Boiga Synodon

 

Horizontal black stripe behind eye is typical

Horizontal black stripe behind eye is typical

 

vertical cat's eye pupil typical of the cat snakes

vertical cat’s eye pupil typical of the cat snakes

 

The mangrove cat snake also with vertical pupil is a relative...

The mangrove cat snake also with vertical pupil is a relative…shot from a previous ramble in Bukit Timah reserve

 

the head is distinct and almost pentagonal

the head is distinct and almost pentagonal

 

Hello!

Hello!

 

Tail detail

Tail detail

 

and when he departed, he showed us his arboreal nature beautifully, slithering effortlessly upwards..

and when he departed, he showed us his arboreal nature beautifully, slithering effortlessly upwards..

 

pausing and posing before departing

pausing and posing before departing

 

colour and shape of the body blends in well with branches

colour and shape of the body blends in well with branches

 

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