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Indian rat snake

Ptyas mucosa

Description:

diurnal, semi-arboreal, non-venomous, and fast-moving. Dhamans eat a variety of prey and are frequently found in urban areas where rodents thrive

Habitat:

found in parts of South and Southeast Asia

Notes:

I watched their dance for hours

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14 Comments

Wow Vincent,super spotting,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 4 days ago

Thank you, SukanyaDatta

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 4 days ago

Thank you, Jonathan Sequeira

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 days ago

Fantastic. Lucky you and lucky us...to get to see it. Thank you.

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 4 days ago

Thanks, Muckpuk

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 5 days ago

Fantastic series! Congratulations.

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 5 days ago

Thanks, Arun

Arun
Arun 5 days ago

Great spotting. ..Congrats 😊

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 5 days ago

Thanks, Jonathan Sequeira

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 5 days ago

Thank you, Danielepralong

Great action in your spotting, congratulations for the SOTD.
Shubhakaamanaen, Kosta Rika se.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 days ago

Congratulations Vincent, this spectacular series is our Spotting of the Day!

"Watch two Indian rat snakes (Ptyas mucosa) test each other's strength in our Spotting of the Day! Before mating, males of this non-venomous colubrid species define their territory and establish dominance by engaging in fight, raising their forebody and intertwining their whole length. This spectacular behavior is often mistaken for mating proper".

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VincentVanur
VincentVanur 6 days ago

Thank you, Mark Ridgway

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 days ago

Great series.

Kerala, India

Lat: 10.59, Long: 76.45

Spotted on Aug 26, 2017
Submitted on Nov 11, 2017

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