Head shot of a banded krait
Banded kraits have broad triangular heads and round black eyes.
Banded kraits can reach 7 feet long.
A human handling a banded krait
Banded kraits are named for their alternating bands of gold and black.
A banded krait on rocky ground
Banded kraits have a distinct vertebral ridge along their backs.
A banded krait slithers across dead leaves
The largest banded krait recorded was 7.5 feet long, but the average is 5 feet.