Dhaman / Common Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosus)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Suborder : Serpentes
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Ptyas
Species : mucosus
Important Facts:
Size 251 cm
Clutch Size 8 – 16 eggs
Life Span 11 years
Found almost anywhere in thick jungle, open cultivated land in populated area and old building etc.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, China, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, West Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Russia, Vietnam.
Small mammals, frogs, toads, lizards etc.
Chick alive – 1 no. (Weekly Fed)