Thai Red Mountain Rat Snake

Oreocryptophis porphyracea coxi

The Thai red mountain rat snake spends most of its time burrowed beneath logs, rocks, and plants. In early evening and early morning, it comes out of hiding to hunt for small animals. To survive the cooler winter months, mountain rat snakes go into a hibernation-like state called brumation.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: Up to 3 ft
habitatHabitat: Mountain forest
dietDiet: Rodents, lizards, and small birds