Boiga multomaculata (Reinwardt, 1827)
|Other name||Marble Cat Snake, Many-spotted Cat Snake.|
|Total length||Average 70 cm.|
|Description||Black greyish or yellowish with large dark brown spots and blotches.
Body long and slender, prominently ridged, with a row of enlarged vertebral scales.
Head triangular with an arrow-shaped marking above.
Upper jaw with two enlarged teeth at the back; Labials light-coloured.
Tail long and thin. Scale smooth and obliquely shaped.
Mildly venomous, not dangerous to humans.
Shrubland, woodland and grassland.
|Behaviour||Strictly Nocturnal. Temperament varies from vicious to docile.
If disturbed, body bends to S shape to prepare to attack.
|Diet||Lizards, especially geckoes, also take birds.|
|Reproduction||Lays 4 - 7 eggs in summer.|
|Distribution||Widely distributed in Hong Kong, but uncommon.
Occurs in East India, Burma, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia Vietnam and Indonesia.
|Conservation Status||IUCN Redlist: NE (Not Evaluated)|