Did you know?
Red-tailed Racers, also known as Red-tailed Green Rat Snakes, are a non-venomous species of rat snake, however, they’re largely arboreal, and will often raid birds’ nests, as they are a large part of their diet. If threatened, these snakes will inflate their body making themselves appear larger and more threatening to a predator.
Home: Southeast Asia.
Diet: Carnivorous; preying on birds, rodents and lizards. A Red-Tailed Racer will catch birds mid-air whilst it positions itself amongst the branches.
Lifestyle: Arboreal snake residing in forest, plantations, and rural gardens, spending most of their time in trees and bushes.
Young: Females will lay between 5-12 eggs; incubation period is around 16 weeks.
Lifespan: 20 years.
Conservation Status: Least Concern, however their population is decreasing as they’re harvested heavily for skin and meat.