''Ptyas mucosa'', commonly known as the oriental ratsnake, Indian rat snake, 'darash' or ''dhaman'', is a common species of colubrid snake found in parts of South and Southeast Asia. Dhamans are large snakes, growing to 2 m and occasionally even to 3 m . Their colour varies from pale browns in dry regions to nearly black in moist forest areas. Dhamans are diurnal, semi-arboreal, non-venomous, and fast-moving. Dhamans eat a variety of prey and are frequently found in urban areas where rodents thrive.
Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Uploaded Mar 27, 2011. Captured Jun 14, 2009 00:30 in Bannerghatta National Park, Muninagara Trail, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Posted 11 years ago
On a side note, the snake itself is remarkably sharp:
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/34/sizes/large Posted 11 years ago