Reptiles of Corbett National Park

There are quite a number of reptiles also in Corbett National Park. Some of the common reptiles you will spot here are Gharials (fish eating crocodiles), Muggers (another species of crocodiles), Monitor Lizards, Turtles, Cobras, Pythons, Sal forest Tortoise, Russell's viper and kraits.

List of Reptiles Seen in India (5th December 2003 - 4th January 2004

Winter is not the best time to notch up an impressive list of reptiles in the two countries, but nevertheless two of the most impressive species of snake were noted, along with both species of crocodile.

Garial Crocodile *

This long-snouted fish-eater was seen at Dhikala in Corbett National Park, where several were seen sunning on the opposite side of the lake to the camp.

Mugger Crocodile *

Small numbers were seen ins at Corbett corocodile pool

Indian Python *

Four very large Indian Pythons, each measuring about two and a half in length, were seen at corbett park - two at Python Point and two near the second checkpoint.

King Cobra *

A two-metre King Cobra was found sunning itself in the forest near Corbett Corbett.

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