• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Aegean, Dodecanese, Pserimos isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Paravas, V.
  • Photo taken date:
    January 2005
Cat Snake
Scaled Reptiles
Reptiles
Animals
Vertebrates
Phrygana diorama
Shrubland of Crete (Greece) diorama
Living Museum

Photo of the head of a Cat Snake, Telescopus fallax. It is a back-fanged species and is thus harmless to humans, in contrast to dangerous front-fanged species, such as vipers or cobras. The venom of the Cat Snake is used more in the digestion process than for killing its prey.