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Common House Snake
   
   

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Family : COLUBRIDAE
Species : Lycodon capucinus
Maximum Size : 76 cm

This relatively common species inhabits forested areas, but is most often seen in parks and gardens or close to habitation. It is harmless, but may attempt a small bite if provoked. 

The body colour is brown, weakly banded with white or pale yellow. The head is brown, and there is a distinctive pale yellow band at the neck. The labials (lip scales) are pale yellow and the belly white. 

The species ranges throughout Southeast Asia, including the whole of Indochina and as far east as the island of Timor.


Fig 1 : The species is no stranger to tropical homes.

Fig 2 : Common House Snake in secondary forest, Singapore.


References : H2, H3