How to Draw a Dumeril’s Kukri Snake

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Dumerils Kukri Snake in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Dumerils Kukri Snake.

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How to Draw a Dumerils Kukri Snake - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the small round head like you see it in the picture.

Step 2: Next draw the snake's two beady eyes at the top of its head by making small circles that are filed in.

Step 3: Then, draw the beginning of the body using two S shaped lines that connect to the head and mirror one another.

Step 4: Draw the long curve connected to the top body line and the smaller curve to the bottom.

Step 5: The final step is to draw the tail of your snake. The tail should get smaller towards the end and come to a round tip, not a sharp point.

Interesting Facts about the Dumeril’s Kukri Snake

Dumeril’s kukri snake is commonly found in Sri Lanka at altitudes up to 1200m. They are diurnal reptiles, which means they are active during the day and dusk. They have cylindrical and plump shaped bodies, which flattens out as self defense rather than biting. They have sharp teeth that allow them to bite on eggshells of frogs and lizards.

Did you know?

  • They do not bite. They are non-poisonous type of snakes!
  • There is not much known about Dumeril’s kukri snake. Research studies are being done currently to learn more about the species.

Lesson plan note: Teachers can make children watch National Geographic videos on snakes to learn more about their physical features and behavior. It will serve as an educational lesson for them.