Not so common Common Cat Snake
My first encounter with this species was a sad experience as I came across a dead specimen back in 2015. It was killed by natives of a village as they had the obvious fear from serpents.
Post dusk the darkness started covering the landscape, and right then we heard few, screaming and instinctively we directed our torchlight at the direction of the noise. We sensed it must be because of some snake or scorpion. We ran with our cameras and torch. It was this beauty!!! As we were approaching snake and not running away from it, people stopped there. This fellow immediately coiled its body and this is the only shot I could make as immediately after this shot, it hid its head under the body. We showed the image we could make to them and made them aware about the species which they were about to kill. Also, in told them the importance of carrying torchlight especially when they are living besides a forested areas. They were quite comfortable in around just 5 mins and then without killing or disturbing the snake they started their journey home and so did we. Snake must've got wherever it wanted. It was a wonderful experience for us all.
''Boiga trigonata'', commonly known as the Indian gamma snake or common cat snake, is a species of rear-fanged colubrid endemic to South Asia.