Kalyan Varma's Wildlife Photography
Boiga barnesii - the smallest cat snake in Sri Lanka, this species grows to a maximum of 60cm (24") in snout-vent length. Being a nocturnal and an arboreal hunter, it mainly feeds on agamid lizards and geckos. The day time is usually spent inside a tree hole or a crevice. This very timid, mildly venomous snake rarely attempts to bite when disturbed.