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Indian
Rat Snake

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Indian Rat Snake

Ptyas mucosa

Rat Snake (Dhaman) is a commonly seen snake which is famous for its fast crawling speed and much larger size than most of the widely distributed species found in India. Very long body with dark color patterns on the whole dorsal surface are its general identification features. Apart from these it can be identifies precisely by checking posterior body reticulated with black color net like markings. Traditionally people differentiate between Cobra and Rat Snake by accepting Rat Snake to be a snake having head broader than neck or neck thinner than mid body.

Oriental Rat Snake

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    মচোৱা গোম সাপ
  • Gujarati:
    ધામણ
  • Hindi:
    धामन, घोडा-पछाड़, अषाढ़िया
  • Kannada:
    ಕೇರೆ ಹಾವು
  • Malayalam:
    മഞ്ഞച്ചേര
  • Marathi:
    धामण, आधेला (वर्धा), अथेलवट (तळ कोकण), घोडा-पछाड (विदर्भ), दिवड (गोवा), आंधळी (पालघर), गोड्याल (गडचिरोली), मेनी धामण (चंद्रपूर)
  • Nepali:
    धामन, मुसे सर्प
  • Tamil:
    சாரைப்பாம்பு
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
COLUBRIDAE
Ptyas mucosa

Venom Status

Non Venomous

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