Oriental Rat Snake

Ptyas mucosus

Goa, India - December 2004

As its name suggests, this large (average length = 2m), non-venomous snake's main prey is rats, although they also catch a range of other species such as frogs, squirrels, birds, lizards and other snakes.

Goa, India - December 2004

Oriental Rat Snakes are widespread and common throughout southern asia.