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Japanese Rat Snake

Elaphe climacophora


The Japanese rat snake or "Aodaishō" (Green General) in Japanese, is a green rat snake about 110-200 cm long and is often found living close to humans. They are excellent at climbing trees and eat small rodents and birds, especially eggs.


Endemic to Japan, found in parks and rivers and other areas close to human settlements.

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十和田市 (Towada), Japan

Spotted on Jul 1, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

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