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Beauty Rat Snake

Beauty rat snake is a type of long, slender snake found in East and Southeast Asia. The species is semi-arboreal. There are several recognized subspecies of this species. The captive bred specimens can make good pets. It is very popular in the snake skin and live snake trade in China.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Orthriophis
    Scientific Name Orthriophis taeniurus

    Other Names Beauty Snake, Cave Racer
    Length 4 – 6 ft
    Color Yellowish-brown to olive ground color with two pairs of round black spots which join together; dark stripe from each eye extends to the corner of the mouth; yellowish-white upper labials
    Distribution East and Southeast Asia
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season Around a month after hibernation

    Beauty Rat Snake Pictures Gallery

    Published on January 1st 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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