The King Ratsnake or Keeled Ratsnake Elaphe carinata is a species of Colubrid snake found in Southeast Asia.


The other common names "stink snake" or "stinking goddess" refer to this species' highly developed post-anal glands which, when the snake is picked up, are frequently emptied, with a very strong, bad odor. The common name of "King ratsnake" refers to its habit of eating other snakes.

The grow to a size of 150 to 170 cm (up to 240 cm).

Distribution: China, North Vietnam, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands


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