Common name : Blue general, Aodaisho
Scientific name : Elaphe climacophora
Family : Colubridae
Native to : Japan
Interesting fact : Its vertebra is adapted to crush eggs that it eats.
Conservation status : Not Assessed
The Japanese rat snake is a non-venomous snake that is 120 to 160 cm long. They are olive, bright green, grey or blue with yellow markings and occur as striped, blotched or albino morphs. They inhabit a variety of habitats but often close to a water-body. Active at dawn and dusk, they feed on rodents, lizards, frogs and birds’ eggs.