Scientific Name: Ptyas dhumnades
First Described: CANTOR 1842
Adult Size: a maximum adult size of 220cm
Temperament: A nervous and agile species, quick with erratic movements when cornered.
Temperature & Humidty Range: Provide a daytime hot spot of 80-85°F with a night drop into the low 70's
Reproduction: 6-17 eggs are laid, incubated at temperatures between 27-30°C they typically hatch after 48 days.
Known Mutations: None known at present
Natural History: Inhabits plains, hilly lands, or low mountainous regions at elevations from 50 to 1570 meters. In rice-fields and cultivated land it is found searching for rodents and amphibians (frogs, toads) as prey, other prey items include fish & birds.
Native To: Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guizhou, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, and Zhejiang.
Ventrals: ♂ 192-204 ♀ 191-205
Subcaudals: ♂ 95-137 ♀ 98-131
IUCN Red List: Not Listed