Jasper Cat Snake

Boiga jaspidea

''Boiga jaspidea'' is a small and slender species of rear-fanged colubrid that is uncommon throughout its range.
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Appearance

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 .
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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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Habitat

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.

Food

The jasper cat snake feeds on geckos and other smaller snakes in the wild.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusBoiga
SpeciesB. jaspidea
Photographed in
Malaysia