Mangrove Snake

Boiga dendrophilaMangrove Snake - Boiga dendrophila

Range: Southeast Asia from India through Thailand into Vietnam and on the islands of the Philippines and Indonesia

Description: Long and thin jet-black snake with thin bright yellow bands that in some specimens completely encircle the body while in others the bands only reach part way up the sides of the snake. Being the longest species in its genus adult mangrove snakes can grow to be 6-8 feet long.

Habitat: Low lying tropical rainforests along rivers. Often found during the day resting on branches overhanging the river coming down at night to hunt.

Diet:
Zoo: Rodents
Wild: Small mammals, amphibians, lizards, and snakes

Reproduction: Female mangrove snakes will lay 4-15 eggs which hatch in about 3-4 months.