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Madagascan Leaf Nosed Snakes live in North and Western Madagascar.
They are carnivorous, hunting small frogs, lizards and sometimes birds. They are mildly venomous, but not dangerous to humans.
Females can lay between 5-11 eggs per clutch. After approximately two months, the snakes hatch, usually during the night to avoid predation.
The Madagascan Leaf Nosed Snake's lifespan is currently unknown due to limited research but assumed to be 10+ years.
About the Madagascan Leaf Nosed Snake
The Madagascan Leaf Nosed Snake is a medium-sized reptile endemic to North and Western Madagascar. It is largely a sit-and-wait predator. It may show curious resting behaviour, hanging straight down from a branch. Prey items include arboreal and terrestrial lizards. It also exhibits hooding while stalking prey.
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Threats to the Madagascan Leaf Nosed Snake include habitat loss, disturbance and climate change