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Common Malayan Racer or Black Copper Rat Snake

Elaphe flavolineata

Description:

Small and slender snake. I am pretty sure it is a juvenile. About 40/50 cm long. It had spots on its side and a yellow stripe along the length of its body. When I released it it was VERY fast! Not at all agressive. I have looked on Google for a picture of this snake, but can not find one similar. The guard said it was a Ngoo Sing (which is a ratsnake).

Habitat:

We found it in the classroom, in a school set between the rubber trees and close to the jungle. Phuket Thailand

Notes:

This small snake was found in a classroom where some rabbits were kept! It could not make its escape on the smooth linoleum floor, to slippery! We caught it and put it in the butterfly basket?!?! When I was finished taking pictures I released it in the rubber tree farm (and took some more pictures) It was soooo beautiful!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Yellow Striped Ratsnake,Black-tailed Trinket snake
Coelognathus flavolineatus Elaphe.info — die Kletternatternseite


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3 Comments

Great series! I agree, wonderful story.

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 9 years ago

Thank you Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Lovely story to go with your pictures!

Muckpuk
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Muckpuk

Thailand

Spotted on Mar 30, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

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