Barred Wolf Snake

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A small size Wolf Snake which looks very close to Kraits due to black dorsal and milky white bands. This is the second most widely distributed Wolf Snake of India. Due to its black color and white bands people often assume it to be Common Krait (B. caeruleus). It can be easily identified by checking thick white bars over glossy black dorsal body. White bands usually have vibrant yellow patches on top which are helpful to distinguish it from Kraits. This species mainly lives in cracks at low heights, loose roots of vegetation and rocky terrain.