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
House Wolf Snake I think, found by Angeline Teo at the UHC bus stop. Anyone need it?
Source: Sean Yap Facebook
Got notified by Sean about a dead snake spotted at NUS UHC bus stop, it was first spotted by Angeline Teo (Thank you, Angeline). Rushed down to collect it asap, only to find it gone. Luckily, instincts pointed me to a spot to find it, it seems someone wanted to return it to the circle of life. Looks like it is a Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus).
If you do see or know of any dead animals, feel free to let me know and/or send in your findings to Singapore Roadkills Records.
Source: Chace Foo Facebook
We found this tiny Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus) at a roadside path at Boon Lay (Singapore) today. Its body is bruised and its head is gone. We suspect that it was killed by someone who might be afraid of its presence.
The Common Wolf Snake is non-venomous and is a native in Singapore. It may move its tail much like a rattlesnake when threatened, and it gets nervous and bites if handled by humans.
This nocturnal snake is most commonly found on open ground, around buildings or in low vegetation.
Leave them alone if you see them. They feed mainly on lizards such as geckos and skinks and they really mean no harm to humans.
Want to know more about snakes in Singapore? Download the “SG Snakes” mobile app (available on iPhone and Android) if you havent already done so! This very educational app will come in handy and help you identify snakes when you chance upon them.
Project: WILD (护野团队) Facebook