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Snake I.D.?

Discussion in 'Ratsnakes' started by tatmanderby, Feb 10, 2008.

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  1. tatmanderby

    tatmanderby Member

    :confused:Hi folks. This is the Rat snake I need an I.D. for. If any of you can tell me what he is I will be very happy. Cheers peeps.

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  2. nicole

    nicole Elite Member

    wheres Matt??? Hopefully he will be along shortly.
  3. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    thats a tough one, the closest i have found is the Intermountain Ratsnakes (Elaphe guttata intermontana). but I''m not even sure that is correct. I'll keep looking
  4. caudalis_sa

    caudalis_sa Elite Member

    ohhh that is a toughie for me...not an american snake expert...give me african ones!!! haha will try
  5. Murder Serpent

    Murder Serpent Elite Member

    Looks like a japanese rat snake or perhaps a russian rat.
  6. caudalis_sa

    caudalis_sa Elite Member guys do that rat snakes lol. One thing i don't do
  7. caudalis_sa

    caudalis_sa Elite Member

    did some poking around the net...agree with murder serpent...Elaphe climacophora..Japanese rat snake. Almost certain!
  8. titus

    titus Elite Member Premium Member

    I think you hit this one right on, the black band from the eye is a dead giveaway for a Asian Elaphe.
  9. Snakes Inc.

    Snakes Inc. Member

    Was it purchased or caught wild and if so, where?
  10. Jay DeMore

    Jay DeMore Elite Member

    The eye markings do make it look like an Asian Striped Tail (Elaphe taeniurus). My Blue Beauty has the same ones.
  11. JMM

    JMM Elite Member

  12. I agree, some type of Asian beauty snake...don't know enough to say exactly, but these three seem to be the most common(at least here in Nevada )
    Chinese Beauty Rat snake (Elaphe taeniura taeniura) -
    Cave Dwelling Rat snake (Elaphe taeniura ridleyi)
    Taiwan Beauty Rat Snake (Elaphe taeniura friesi)
    Not as much help as I'd like to be, but effort counts for something, right??
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