Equatorial Spitting Cobra (Naja sumatrana)
Tampines Eco Green, 2nd December 2017

Equatorial Spitting Cobra (Naja sumatrana)
Bedok Reservoir, 3rd May 2016

This large Equatorial Spitting Cobra was found dead in the drain that runs along the stretch of Tampines Park Connector along Bedok Reservoir Road. The obvious head and spinal injuries suggest that it had been killed by someone, possibly struck repeatedly by a blunt object.

NATIVE WILDLIFE RESCUE ROUND UP – 23 SEP 2016

We were alerted to the cases of snake sightings (shown in the photos), and to our shock both were dead on arrival. Similarly the cobra (on the right) from another case at a different location was also dead on arrival. Even though we did not rule out the possibility of grass cutting machinery injuring the snakes, we often come across such situations where the snakes are dead either through trauma or other methods like hot water. Unfortunately, the individuals who called us were also not aware of what had happened to these animals.

We often face such situations, where concerned individuals call us to help, but there might be others at the scene who are not aware and hurt these animals purely out of fear. Please remember that these wild animals do not attack or bite unless provoked or handled in a wrong manner. They continue to adapt in urban environment and the best option is to leave them alone when sighted in green spaces, drains and canals.

Please help us share and spread the word about our native wildlife to prevent such incidents.

Please remember to call our 24hr wildlife rescue hotline 9783 7782 for assistance if you see any wild animal in distress.

Source: Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) Facebook

Today (16th July) is World Snake Day! Here’s a selection of dead snakes I’ve encountered over the years here in Singapore. Most of these were roadkills, while a few were found on the Rail Corridor, back when the tracks were still in place and the trains were in operation along that stretch

Top Row (L-R): Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) @ Kranji, Painted Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus) @ Kranji, Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) @ Sungei Buloh

Middle Row (L-R): Striped Keelback (Xenochrophis vittatus) @ Sungei Buloh, Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon octolineatus) @ Island Club Road, White-spotted Slug Snake (Pareas margaritophorus) @ Punggol

Bottom Row (L-R): Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) @ Bukit Merah, Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus) @ Choa Chu Kang, Equatorial Spitting Cobra (Naja sumatrana) @ Woodlands

Equatorial Spitting Cobra

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Equatorial Spitting Cobra (Naja sumatrana)
Old Upper Thomson Road, 4th January 2013

This photo of an Equatorial Spitting Cobra roadkill was shared by Joseph Lin via email.

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Equatorial Spitting Cobra

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Equatorial Spitting Cobra (Naja sumatrana)
Woodlands, 27th June 2011

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The front half of an Equatorial Spitting Cobra was found along the railway tracks that run through Woodlands, near the Causeway. It had most probably been killed by a passing train, since it seemed to have been neatly sliced in two. I was not able to find the other half.

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