brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis
odhori
minha 'ekalingk

The brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis (Family Colubridae), is called:

odhori (inh)        in Olkola
'ekalingk (minha)   in Pakanh
This tree snake found in dry sclerophyll forests, wet paperbark swamps, rainforests and mangroves. As its English name indicates, it is brown (to reddish brown) in colour and primarily arboreal in habit. It is active primarily at night but is very aggressive when aroused. It is venomous but is generally not dangerous to humans.
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