== భౌగోళిక విస్తరణ ==
కట్లపాము సింధ్ (పాకిస్తాన్) నుండి పశ్చిమ బెంగాల్ మైదానాల వరకు భారత ద్వీపఖండ భూభాగమంతా విస్తరించి ఉన్నది. ఇది దక్షిణ భారతదేశమంతటా మరియు శ్రీలంకలోనూ కనిపిస్తుంది.
== నివాసము ==
కట్లపాము అనేక రకాలైన ఆవాస ప్రాంతాలలో నివసిస్తుంది. పొలాలలో, పొద అడవుల్లో మరియు జనావాసము లేని పరిసరప్రాంతాలలో ఆవాసమేర్పరచుకుంటుంది. వీటికి [[పందికొక్కు]]లంటే చాలా ఇష్టం అందువలన, పందికొక్కుల బొర్రలలో, చెద పుట్టలలో, ఇటుకల కుప్పలలో మరియు ఇళ్ళలో కూడా కనిపిస్తుంటాయి. కట్లపాముకు నీళ్ళంటే కూడా ఇష్టం అందువళ్ల సాధారణంగా నీటిలో లేక నీటి దగ్గరలో కనిపిస్తుంటాయి.
== ఆహారము ==
These snakes prey on other snakes, rats and mice. They also prey on lizards and smaller snakes. They will devour their young being cannibalistic in nature. As per Daniels, the common krait feeds primarily on other snakes, including blind worms and other kraits, and also feeds on small mammals, frogs and lizards. This snake is nocturnal. It is very active and agile at night. It often hides in rodent holes, loose soil or beneath debris, so it is rarely seen during day. When agitated, it will coil up with head concealed, body flattened, and make jerky movements. May also lift its tail. Reluctant to bite, but may make a quick snapping bite. Generally docile and unaggressive during the day, it may become aggressive at night. This is the most dangerous of Bunguarus species. The venom is highly toxic. It bites rarely, but in one study 77 percent of victims died.
Behavioral differences during day and nighttime have been reported in Bungarus caeruleus. During the day it is sluggish and rolls its body into a loose coiled ball, keeping its head well-concealed. In balled condition, the snake allows considerable handling, however, over handling often instigates bites. At night the snake is very active, escapes by hissing loudly, or keeping still, occasionally biting the source of the annoyance.
This snake feeds on toads, frogs, snakes, lizards and mice. The krait is known to be cannibalistic. Young are known to eat arthropods.
== విషప్రభావము ==
Krait venom is extremely neurotoxic and quickly induces muscle paralysis. Clinically, their venom contains pre-synaptic neurotoxins. These neurotoxins generally affect the nerve endings near the synaptic gap of the brain. Fortunately, since kraits are nocturnal they seldom encounter humans during daylight hours so incidents are rare. Note that there is frequently little or no pain from a krait bite and this can provide false reassurance to the victim. Typically, victims complain of severe abdominal cramps, accompanied by progressive paralysis. As there are no local symptoms, a patient should be carefully observed for signs of paralysis (eg the onset of ptosis) and treated urgently with antivenom. Note that it is also possible to support bite victims via mechanical ventilation, using equipment of the type generally available at hospitals. Such support should be provided until the venom is metabolised and the victim can breathe unaided. If death occurs it takes place approximately 6-8 hours after the krait bite. Cause of death is general respiratory failure i.e. suffocation.