The common snake species in Singapore are:
- Common Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus)
- Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon milicus)
- Black Spitting Cobra (Naja naja sputatrix)
- Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus)
- Tree Snake (Chrysopelea spp.)
- Painted Bronze Back Snake (Dendrelaphis pictus)
Their length ranges from 10 cm to 1.5 m and they come in a variety of colours. The Reticulated Pyton can measure upto 5 m in length. What is most important is to distinguish between venomous and non-venomous snakes. The most venomous snake is the Black Spitting Cobra which rises with a hissing sound and spreads a hood behind their head. Snakes are feared because of their bites.