REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 15

REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 15

We’ve found another special reptile today! This snake could easily have been featured on Watery Wednesday too! Yep, we found a snake that calls the ocean its habitat! Neat! Come meet…

MEET THE BANDED SEA KRAIT!

Range/Habitat: Southern-South Eastern Asia/ tropical oceans-coral reefs

Diet: Carnivore: fish, eels

Length: 3 ¼-6 ½ ft

Conservation Status: Common

 

Fun Facts:

  • Banded Sea Kraits are members of the sea snake families. They spend most of their lives in the ocean.
  • Banded sea kraits are highly venomous. They are more deadly than most land snakes.
  • They are not harmful to humans, because they have short fangs and are very docile.
  • Banded sea kraits have paddle shaped tails that help them swim.
  • They come on shore to lay their eggs.

 

Sea kraits are incredible snakes! Did you know there were snakes that lived in the ocean? We saw one while we snorkeling in Indonesia! It was awesome! If you could go snorkeling what animals would you like to see?

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