The Rhinoceros Ratsnake (Gonyosoma boulengeri) is a non-venomous colubrid reptile in the Colubridae family. It is also known as the Vietnamese Longnose Snake.
The Rhinoceros Ratsnake is green with a prominent, distinctive protrusion of the front of its nose. The pointy protrusion—which looks like a rhinoceros horn—has scales like the rest of its body. It has 19 rows of dorsal (back) scales to its mid-body.
It grows to 100-160 centimetres (39-63 inches) long.
The Rhinoceros Ratsnake is native to northern Vietnam and southern China.
It prefers sub-tropical rain forests with valleys and streams.
It is mostly arboreal, living in trees and not on the ground. It is also mostly nocturnal, active at night.
It eats mice, rats, and birds.
It is oviparous because it lays eggs. The female lays 5-10 eggs, which hatch after about 60 days.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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