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Banded Krait

Banded Krait

Banded krait is found in Thailand. They can be up to 2 meters long. The banded krait is easily identified by alternating black and yellow transverse stripes, the head is black and wide, black eyes, yellow lips, chin and throat. The banded krait can be found in a variety of habitats, from forests to farmland. They live in termite mounds and rodent burrows near water, and often live near settlements, especially villages, due to the abundance of rodents. They are active at night and in the rain. When chased, they usually hide their heads under their spirals and do not try to bite, but at night they are much more active and dangerous. During the day, they are lethargic even when provoked and prefer to lie in the grass, holes, or drains. The banded krait feeds mainly on other snakes, snake eggs, and frogs. The venom in banded krait mainly contains neurotoxins. The main clinical effects caused by this type of venom include vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and dizziness, the bite can also lead to respiratory failure, and death can result from choking.

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