Lepturophis albofuscus Slender Wolf Snake
Some other names for this species:
Slender-tailed Wolf Snake, Dark Wolf Snake, Dusky Wolf Snake
Some authorities include this species in Lycodon rather than Lepturophis.
Lowlands, Selangor, MalaysiaJanuary 16, 2017
Slender Wolf Snake (Lepturophis albofuscus)
I spotted this snake as it investigated a large buttress and called out "snake!" to my Malaysian companion and guide, Kurt "Orion" G. I didn't know my Malaysian snakes well enough to distinguish this harmless Wolf Snake from, e.g., a cobra, but Kurt certainly did. We detained the snake and moved it to a spot on a nearby trail where we hoped to pose it for photos. The snake had a different idea and rocketed off into the forest approximately a quarter of a second after the grip on it was released, never to be seen again.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on this trip to Malaysia, as well as a travelogue of the trip.

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