Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Red Tailed racer

This red-tailed racer Gonyosoma oxycephalum was sighted clinging on a low isolated shrub about a metre off the ground in lowland forest in Johore. This is an arboreal species that is rarely sighted  on the ground so I think it must have fallen off a branch or something.

Despite its large gentle eyes, it is known to be temperamental though its bite is non venomous.

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