Northern Cat-eyed Snake
Leptodeira septentriomalis
The Northern Cat-eyed Snake (Leptodeira septentriomalis) is mildly venomous, rear-fanged snake, which occurs in the United States only in far south Texas. This snake, typically quite mild-mannered, often lives near small ponds in dense vegetation. It is partially arboreal and may be found in shrubs and small trees on occasion. It is usually most active at night. It often feeds on frogs, toads and tadpoles. The Northern Cat-eyed Snakes shown in the first ten images on this page were near Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., Texas during spring and summer 2006. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and either a 180mm Macro or an EF 70-200 F/2.8 L IS lens depending on the shot.