Snake | February 14, 2022 11:54 AM | Hang Bona
The Banded krait is a large highly venomous snake found on the Indian Subcontinent and in Southeast Asia. This snake is easily identified by its alternate black and yellow crossbands, its triangular body cross-section, and the marked vertebral ridge consisting of enlarged vertebral shields along its body.
The head is broad and depressed. The eyes are black. It has arrowhead-like yellow markings on its otherwise blackhead and has yellow lips, chin, and throat. Banded kraits are shy, not typically seen, and lead a solitary life, They are mainly nocturnal, During the day, these snakes lie up in grass, pits, or drains.
They are most commonly seen in the rains, Banded kraits are lethargic and sluggish even under provocation. When harassed, they will usually hide their heads under their coils, and do not generally attempt to bite, Though at night they are much more active and widely considered to be more dangerous then.
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