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Wolf Snake

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Common Wolf Snake

Lycodon aulicus

A medium size snake having brown body and yellowish bands. This is one of the most common species found in and around human habitation including exclusive urban areas. Also this is the most widely distributed Lycodon species in Indian subcontinent. Due to bands on its dark color body layman often gets confused with Common Krait and try to threat it. At heights inside houses it can be seen occasionally while feeding on geckos.

Indian Wolf Snake

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    સામાન્ય વરુદંતી
  • Kannada:
    ಕಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಹಾವು
  • Marathi:
    कवड्या
  • Tamil:
    இந்திய ஓநாய் பாம்பு
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
COLUBRIDAE
Lycodon aulicus

Venom Status

Non Venomous

Quick Facts
  • It is considered to be a venomous snake by most of the layman. In many parts of Central India it is said that it can suffocate human beings at night. However all these myths have no scientific and logical support.
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