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Sightings arranged by: Taxonomy Location Date Scientific Name
Boiga forsteni — Forsten’s Cat Snake
This is the biggest of the five Boiga species in Sri Lanka. This one demonstrated their habit of tightly coiling up when confronted, looking quite vicious. They are mildly venomous, but not known to cause problems for humans. We made sure it didn't cause a problem for us by staying far enough away.
- Boiga forsteni account on The Reptile Database
- Boiga forsteni account on iNaturalist
- de Silva, A., Ukuwela, K. 2017. A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka