Rhino Ratsnake, Rhynchophis boulengeri (MOCQUARD, 1897)

01 May 2010

Introduction

This is a really special ratsnake which can be found in North Vietnam and South China. Its horn on top of his nose makes it a snake with a special and unique characteristic. They are quite easy to maintain in captivity and should not normally present many problems. I find it remarkable that you can handle this species so easily; they never try to escape or bite me, as they are so placid. Only when they are young is it sometimes difficult to get them started to eat.

It is also very typical for this species that the hatchlings are born grey and will change to their adult colour by two years of age.

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