thailand red tail racer

Gonyosoma oxycephalum – Red Tailed Racer

Red Tailed Racers (rat snake) are one of my favorite snakes for the coloring, and the attitude. When they are aggravated at you they will flare up vertically the front 1/3 of their body and increase their thickness by double – or more. They look very big and apparently it helps to frighten away predators. This is a brand new snake – just freshly caught from the wild, at a park nearby – with a waterfall. It’s...

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