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Green Cat Snake
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Published: March 8, 2018
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Boiga cyanea.

Named for both their catlike eyes (which are typical for all snakes of the Boiga genus) and striking colouration, B. cyanea is quite a dramatic appearance; most of the body is green while parts of its head and especially its chin is tinted in an ardent, bluish hue. Similar to Black Mambas, they have a black mouth which is aggressively presented when harrassed.

Juveniles look remarkably different from grown animals; only their head is coloured green while the rest of the body is of a reddish brown (adults eventually turn completely green in time). Like all snakes of the Boiga genus, it is rear-fanged but only midly venomous.

In German, this snake is called "Grüne Nachtbaumnatter" which translates to "Green Night Tree Snake" (but is also named "Grüne Katzen(augen)natter", which is pretty much identical to its English common name). In Thai, its name refers to the taro plant whose green-bluish/cyan colour of its leaves is a spot on resemblance.


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warreniHobbyist Photographer

Beautiful! :-)

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AvalynBastianProfessional General Artist
Hey! :( Did you know your artwork was stolen and being sold here? There are others of yours on there, too. monkstars.com/products/3d-all-…
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Culpeo-FoxProfessional General Artist
Thank you so much for letting me know. I contacted them about this. Sigh.
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AvalynBastianProfessional General Artist
You're very welcome! I keep seeing these adds on Facebook by different fake pages ALL owned by Monkstar. They have a bad rep for stealing art.
I'm sorry you became another one of their victims :(
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Culpeo-FoxProfessional General Artist
Late comment is late, but they were sensible enough to take it down after i contacted them.
Just wanted to stop and thank you once more for your watchful eyes. :)
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AvalynBastianProfessional General Artist
Good! I'm glad! There was another artist who got theirs taken down, too. <3
You're very welcome. <3

Psssst. Your art is amazing :meow:
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M5TransmissionsStudent General Artist
I have noticed you use the terms related to each genus and species for the descriptions.
It is impressive, it is seldom people are this rigurous.
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Culpeo-FoxProfessional General Artist
It's more precise that way - and i actually find it more convenient. Quite often, one snake happens to have several different common names at once which can be confusing.
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M5TransmissionsStudent General Artist
Really? This thing about an species -I am streching the topic a little- having different common names is something I have not heard not save for animals that range in different areas of Central America.
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VesaiasTheValiantStudent General Artist
Huh! :O_o: Fascinating! :nod:
I used to think cat snakes are generally either brown or grey in colour but that's probably because I'm more familiar with this snake's
European counterpart, Telescopus fallax which is also known as the "Soosan snake". Their cat-like eyes are pretty cool, though. 
What I really like about this particular snake is that it changes body colour as it matures pretty much in the same fashion as the
emerald tree boa (Corallus caninus) and even has a black mouth that it uses for intimidation like the black mamba. :D
Neat work as always, fellow deviant! :clap: Another serpent-themed deviation totally :+fav:'d! :thumbsup::D
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Culpeo-FoxProfessional General Artist
Thank you!

I just had to look it up for its intriguing name only (Telescopus, what a sound!) and wasn't disappointed. What a beautiful snake!
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VesaiasTheValiantStudent General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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o hey cool
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RavenroseserpentStudent General Artist
Wow that's one gorgeous snake and I can see why their are called by the Green Cat as the colour is so green and eye sure do look like cats
and it's cool that it as cyan blue to the jaws and chin

by the way I can pin some of your art like the snakes and foxes to my Pinterest beacuse I would love show people your art or if you are on Pinterest
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So awesome and beautiful! :heart: 
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I love this patterns!
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this is lovely, very clean
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wicked!!
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