Like most venomous snakes, the Gold-ringed Cat Snake has sharp, hollow fangs that help inject its poisonous toxin to its prey like a hypodermic syringe. Named after its yellow markings, the gold-ringed cat snake is the largest species of cat snake, measuring 2.5m in length on average.
Although the species is nicknamed the Mangrove Snake, it is more commonly found in lowland rainforests than mangrove swamps.
During the day, it hangs motionless on branches.
At night, the gold-ringed cat snake awakens, taking to the forest floors to feed on rodents, small birds, bats and sometimes even other snakes.
Aquatic prey isn’t safe from the snake in the water, either, since the gold-ringed cat snake is a proficient swimmer.