Walnut Kukri Snake ( Oligodon juglandifer Wall, 1909 )

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Scientific Name: 
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
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Distribution: 
As of now it is known from Sikkim and north of West Bengal of India. Also found in most of Bhutan. Further field surveys are likely to expand its distribution range to eastwards. Type locality: Tindharia, Darjeeling District, West Bengal.
Venom Type: 
N/A
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Description: 

TBA

Habitat: 
Found in moderate to high elevation (150-1440 m) forests of Himalayan foothills. We have report of few individuals captured from modified plantation like tea estates and gardens.
Natural History: 
It is a nocturnal species but occasionally seen at day time of rainy days. Behavior rather docile and usually don’t attempts to feel offended as compared to other Kukri Snakes.
Diet: 
Feeds on egg yolk of soft shelled eggs laid by reptiles. Probably consumes small lizards and small amphibians also.
Threats: 
As this species is known from small range of central Himalayas, road kills and habitat destruction might affect its population in future years.
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