Striped Kukri Snake

Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon octolineatus)
Dempsey Hill, 22nd August 2016

This Striped Kukri Snake roadkill was seen by Ho Ee Kid, and shared with the Nature Society (Singapore) Facebook group.

It’s World Snake Day today. Here are some unfortunate roadkills I’ve found.

Upper Left: Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon octolineatus) @ Island Club Road
Upper Right: Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) @ Neo Tiew Crescent
Lower Left: Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) @ Punggol Road
Lower Right: Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) @ Lim Chu Kang Lane 6F

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

When we are out on the roads, we do come across these road kills – in this case, a Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon octolineatus) run over on a small road. It is rather hard for a motorist to spot a small snake. But for animals who can be easily spotted, please watch your speed on the roads. Not only for their lives which are at stake, but for your own safety as well.

Another little favour you can do for the animals is this: When you come across such small road kills, please help to remove the dead animal to the roadside to prevent secondary road kills of birds or scavengers who may feed on the dead animal. Kindly do it safely: Please park the vehicle in a proper space, and use a stick/twig/plastic bag to move the carcass away from the roads.

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

Striped Kukri Snake

Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon octolineatus)
Island Club Road, 20th December 2012

Striped Kukri Snake

Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon octolineatus)
Seletar Club Road, 9th August 2012

This carcass of a Striped Kukri Snake was spotted by SGBeachBum. I wonder if it had been struck and killed by a passing motor vehicle or bicycle.


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