Krait (Banded)


Scientific name : Bungarus sp.

Family : Elapidae

Native to : South and South-East Asia

Interesting fact : Kraits bite and hold the bite for a while injecting a large amount of venom into the victim.

Conservation status : Vulnerable

Kraits are a group of highly venomous snakes. There are 13 different species growing to an average length of 1 to 1.5 metres. Kraits are glossy with alternating dark and bright bands. You can find them in rats’ holes, old houses and semi-aquatic areas. They are active in the night and prey on other snakes, other kraits, frogs, lizards and small mammals.

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