cat snake


Definition of cat snake

1 : a back-fanged terrestrial snake (Tarbophis fallax) of southern Europe and Syria
2 : a member of the genus Boiga which includes various green-eyed nocturnal arboreal Old World back-fanged snakes

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History and Etymology for cat snake

so called from its manner of stalking lizards

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“Cat snake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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