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May 4, 2011

Common Indian Krait ( Bungarus Caeruleus )

Snake's Description : Comman Indian Krait is black or bluish-black in colour with white narrow crossbands and a narrow head.
Snake's Toxic Rank 2 : Comman Indian Krait is world's No.2 venomous snake. It is highly venomous snake after Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus).
Snake's Characteristics : Kraits are found only in Asia.
This poisonous snake is of special concern to man. It is 15 times more deadly than any common cobra. It is active at night and relatively passive during the day. The native people often step on kraits while walking through their habitats. The krait has a tendency to seek shelter in sleeping bags, boots and tents. Its venom is a powerful neurotoxin that causes respiratory failure. Comman Indian Krait is most venomous snake of indian peninsula. In other words, it is the most venomous snake of India, Sri-Lanka and Pakistan.
Snake's Habitat : Comman Indian Krait's habitat include open fields, human settlements and dense jungle.
Snake's Length : Comman Indian Krait's average length is about 90 centimeters and maximum of 1.5 meters.
Snake's Distribution : Comman Indian Krait are found in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.


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