My luck for spotting snakes is returning. This morning a group of mynahs hovering over a drain along Island Country Club Road seemed unusual. A peek into the drain revealed a long thin snake of over 2 meters.
Upon closer look at the snake, I found that it had two large ticks at the base of it skull.
After taking my photos I hoofed it to the NParks ranger station to confirm the identity of the cat snake.
Boiga is a group of mildly venomous, rear-fanged, snakes typically known as cat snakes. They are primarily found throughout Southeast Asia, India and Australia, and there are 33 recognized species in the genus. The snake that was in the drain was a Dog-toothed Cat Snake
I then went back with my friends from NParks as only they could retrieve the snake and relocate it away from the busy road. Unfortunately, the snake expired while being transported to safety. We do not know what caused its death. There were no external injuries on its body, other then it was sluggish and weak it okay. The snake was 2.25 m long from nose to tail.