Boiga ranawanei — Ranawana’s Cat Snake
This snake would formerly have been considered to be Boiga beddomei, but that species has now been restricted to India.
This was one of those long, slender arboreal snakes that wanted to do nothing but climb, climb, climb. I was lucky to get this one mediocre photo in the few seconds before it slithered off to find somewhere to climb.
- Boiga ranawanei account on The Reptile Database
- Boiga ranawanei account on iNaturalist
- S. R. Ganesh, V. A. M. P. K. Samarawickrama, Aishwarya J. Urs, Achyuthan N. Srikanthan and Omkar Dilip Adhikari, 2022. Resurrection of Boiga ranawanei Samarawickrama, Samarawickrama, Wijesena et Orlov, 2005, with Expanded Descriptions and Species Distribution Modelling of Some Indian Taxa of the B. ceylonensis Group (Reptilia: Colubridae)
- de Silva, A., Ukuwela, K. 2017. A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka