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Oriental Ratsnake

Ptyas mucosus

Description:

Dhaman or Oriental Ratsnake Ptyas mucosus is a common species of colubrid snake found in parts of South and Southeast Asia. Growing to nearly two metres, they are large snakes and their colour varies from pale browns in dry regions to nearly black in moist forest areas. They are frequently found in urban areas where rodents thrive. SOURCE: Wikipedia



1 species ID suggestions

Atul
Atul 2 years ago
Oriental Ratsnake
Ptyas mucosus

6 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thanks harsuame for the comment. Any idea how I can translate it? It sounds interesting...

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

Pamsai, lokals are right they fight for female or territory...

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thanks Atul for the ID. Any idea whether they are mating or defending territory?

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

yes ccm8, I also thought these snakes were mating, but the locals said they were fighting over territory, so I don't know.

harsuame
harsuame 2 years ago

Grandioso !!!! la segunda vez que veo no se si sera lucha o cortejo

ccm8
ccm8 2 years ago

2 snakes mateing.

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 12.23, Long: 79.07

Spotted on Apr 6, 2012
Submitted on Apr 6, 2012

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