Gold-ringed Cat Snake eating an Oriental Tree Snake

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Christoper Tan came across a Gold-ringed Cat Snake (Boiga dendrophila) and an Oriental Tree Snake a.k.a Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) at the playground near Rail Mall.  The Boiga had the Ahaetulla clamped in its mouth. The predator had probably  paralysed the prey with venom.

Image 1: The Gold-ringed Cat Snake was on a tree branch with the Oriental Tree snake dangling limply from its mouth. Playground near Rail Mall, Singapore. 23 September 2022.
Image 2: The Boiga had coiled itself along a few strategic places on the tree branch.
Image 3: The Ahaetulla was eventually regurgitated and left hanging on the tree branch. The prey was probably too long for the Boiga to swallow.

View this Youtube shorts by Christoper Tan.

Image 4:  Flies visited the snake carcass. Christoper Tan informed NParks and the carcass was removed promptly.

All photography and video by Christoper Tan.

Texts and captions by Teo Lee Wei.


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