Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Common Malayan Racer or Black Copper Rat Snake

Elaphe flavolineata


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).


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


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 — die Kletternatternseite

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Great series! I agree, wonderful story.

Muckpuk 9 years ago

Thank you Alice!

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Lovely story to go with your pictures!

Spotted by


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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team