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Endangered Green Cat Snake lays four eggs for first time in Sreemangal

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Md. Mosabbir Ali, Kulaura  :
A green cat snake, an endangered species has  successfully laid four eggs there Monday early morning. Zoo authorities expected  the eggs to become valuable breeders in the future.
Swapan Deb Sajal, Director of the Wild Animal Care Foundation, said  we are monitoring the mother and eggs, allowing the family time to bond.
After hearing the news, people thronged the zoo. As many were leaning forward to get a better look at the eggs, the mother cautiously sheltered eggs. It is  very rewarding that our efforts have  become successful, said zoo director in a statement. Special care is being done to make hatch from the snake.
He said, one month back the snake rescued from Shisirbari area in Sreemangal Upazila. After rescuing this snake it can't move easily. Than we are taking care this snake specially. After few days later we are understand snake matter and give the proper treatment.
When Director introduced with this correspondent, though, this sanke soon began showing affection, grooming and nuzzling each other. He said, this is first laying eggs in our zoo.
Rajdip Deb Dip, an animal keeper told this correspondent these eggs are different then other eggs.
He said, mother will let the eggs only so far before she brings back under her close watch. Her maternal instincts kicked in right away, and she's proving to be a very adept and confident mother.
Tabibur Rahman, former assistant conservator of wildlife at the forest department in Moulvibazar told this correspondent, feeds mainly on lizards. Also takes frogs, birds, rodents and also other snakes and they have a unique way of capturing their meals.
Its family identity is colubridae, scientific name Boiga Cyanea and Bangla name Sobuj Fonimonosha. It's body smooth and laterally flattened. Usual length is 1.4cm-1.5cm and height 1.86m. Hatching are 35cm.dorsal surface is green or greenish or ventral surface is pale greenish or yellowish. Young are brownish or reddish often with green head. Which is distinctly broader them neck. Large shield-like scales at top of the head helps is distinguishing it from pit viper, which have small granular scales.

Its habit nocturnal and arboreal. Slugish and spent day time in shady and dark area. Usually found single. Mildly venomous. Its habitat bushes, trees or orchards in the forest or forest edges.
It's breeding during March to june and lays 4-10 eggs that hatch 80-90 days, he said.
It is listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List, he added.

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