Common Cat Eye Snake (leptodeira annulata)
Field collected in Suriname
Species Information: Dipsadidae (subfamily of colubroid);
rear-fanged; mildly venomous
Habitat: Tropical forests; arboreal; can be found near streams and ponds.
Size: It is a slender snake, and males smaller than females;
approximate size males 35 inches (90cm) and females up to 40 inches (100cm).
Food: Lizards, frogs and toads, frog and toad eggs,
smaller snakes, fledgling birds, and fish; can be cannibalistic, feeding on
their own eggs.
Disposition: When handled does not try to strike or bite. Not known to cause injury to humans; venomous to prey items.