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Indian Rat Snake
 
 
Description
  • Scales smooth, or upper rows distinctly keeled.
  • Head broader than neck.
  • Large eye has long pupil.
  • Varies greatly in color, olive, brown, gray or black.
  • Body lightly or strongly marked with black.
  • Lip scales usually separated by vertical black lines.
  • Underside often has prominent dark bands.
Behavior
  • Very fast, an alert, active, diurnal hunter.
  • Climbs well.
  • Seen in paddy fields, tall grass, trees, storage places, and houses.
  • Feeds on frogs, toads, lizards, birds, rats, bats, snakes
  • Rat snakes do not constrict but subdue largetr prey by holding it down.
  • Smaller prey is simply swallowed alive.
  • Clutches of 8-22 eggs usually laid between march – September (sometimes in winter months).
  • Usually quick to escape.
  • If, cornered, will inflate throat and forebody, emit a moan or growl, and strike vigourously.
  • Large Rat Snakes can inflict painful bites, but calm down with gentle handling.
  Dr. D. C. Patel M. S. (Gen. Surg.)
     
 

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