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Cave Dwelling Ratsnake

  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Colubridae
  • Genus: Orthriophis
  • Species: taeniurus
Fun Fact

Their average length is 6 feet, and the unofficial record is 8 feet in length.

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About Cave Dwelling Ratsnakes

These snakes are found deep in caves and feed mainly on bats. They grow very quickly and will reach full size after only 14 months.

These snakes are constrictor snakes that catch their food in their mouths and then coil around the food and squeeze until the prey’s heart and lungs stop. They then swallow their prey whole by extending their mouths with the use of special tendons.

Cave Dwelling Ratsnakes in the Wild


They live deep in cold dark caves.


They can be found in Malaysia.


Their diet mainly consists of bats in the wild.

Population Status

They are not listed with IUCN.

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