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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What kind of animal is Oligodon?

Oligodon is a genus of colubrid snakes that are widespread throughout central and tropical Asia.
They are commonly known as kukri snakes, because of their curved hind teeth that resemble a Nepalese knife.
They are mostly egg eaters and have rear fangs and functional Duvernoy’s glands, but they are not dangerous to humans.
They have variable patterns and colorations, and some species are threatened by habitat loss and human persecution.

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What does the Oligodon look like?

The Oligodon is a genus of snakes that are also called kukri snakes because of their curved hind teeth.
They live in central and tropical Asia and feed mostly on eggs, lizards, frogs, and small rodents.
Oligodons are rear-fanged and have Duvernoy’s glands, but they are not dangerous to humans.
Snakes of this type have variable patterns and colorations, and they are usually under 90 cm long.
They are nocturnal and terrestrial snakes that cut open eggs with their teeth as they swallow them.

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