A Hiker Gave Water to a Thirsty Wild Snake

Friday, March 20, 2020
A thirsty wild snake drinks water (credit to Newsflare)

When I was kid, I often saw a long small snake with green color either nearby or climbing coconut trees. Our family owned coconut and palm plantations.

As far as I remember, I never noticed that snakes drink water. I knew they catches mice and frogs.

Just recently, a hiker found a thirsty snake in drought palm areas, Thailand. Then, he gave water from a bottle. Look like the reptile drank joyfully. The touching moment.

The scientific name for snake is Gonyosoma oxycephalum with some common names:
- the red-tailed green ratsnake
- the red-tailed racer
- the arboreal ratsnake
- red-tailed Ratsnake
- red-tailed Green Climbing Ratsnake


The red-tailed green ratsnake as a pet (credit to Tumblr)

The habitat of red-tailed green ratsnake is South East Asian Countries such as:
- Laos
- Malaysia
- Indonesia
- Thailand
- Vietnam
- Philippines
- Myanmar
- Cambodia

This kind of snake is sold in pet shops both in America and European countries in recent years.

The snake is not dangerous and not aggressive, thus become popular as a pet in American households.

Have you seen this kind of snake in nature or pet shop?

34 comments:

  1. İnteresting post 😊 thanks for your sharing...

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  2. Interesting, I suppose they must drink water. Not the pet for me!

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      A thirsty wild snake drinks water (credit to Newsflare)

      When I was kid, I often saw a long small snake with green color either nearby or climbing coconut trees. Our family owned coconut and palm plantations.

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  3. Hiii... salah satu binatang yang saya takuti dan juga menggelikaaaan

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      When I was kid, I often saw a long small snake with green color either nearby or climbing coconut trees. Our family owned coconut and palm plantations.

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  4. Oh very interesting that the snake drank the water though I don't think I would try this myself.

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      When I was kid, I often saw a long small snake with green color either nearby or climbing coconut trees. Our family owned coconut and palm plantations.

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      As far as I remember, I never noticed that snakes drink water. I knew they catches mice and frogs.

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  7. I am scared when i see snake :D

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      A Hiker Gave Water to a Thirsty Wild Snake
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      The scientific name for snake is Gonyosoma oxycephalum with some common names:
      - the red-tailed green ratsnake
      - the red-tailed racer
      - the arboreal ratsnake
      - red-tailed Ratsnake
      - red-tailed Green Climbing Ratsnake

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  8. Great post, so interesting! :)
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      The red-tailed green ratsnake as a pet (credit to Tumblr)

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  9. Snakes are really interesting animals. I've never seen snake like that one

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      A Hiker Gave Water to a Thirsty Wild Snake
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      The habitat of red-tailed green ratsnake is South East Asian Countries such as:
      - Laos
      - Malaysia
      - Indonesia
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Philippines
      - Myanmar
      - Cambodia

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  10. That's pretty interesting that the snake drank from his hand. Me - I do not like snakes. I had several run ins with snakes when I was younger and really don't care to see any in the future.

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      This kind of snake is sold in pet shops both in America and European countries in recent years.

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      The snake is not dangerous and not aggressive, thus become popular as a pet in American households.

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  12. la verdad es que las serpientes me dan bastante miedo, y no las quiero cerca de mi.

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  14. I am full of admiration, I would be afraid 😉
    Kisses 😘

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      When I was kid, I often saw a long small snake with green color either nearby or climbing coconut trees. Our family owned coconut and palm plantations.

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  15. What a sweet story. It definitely helps when knowing what snakes are ok to interact with.

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      As far as I remember, I never noticed that snakes drink water. I knew they catches mice and frogs.

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  16. while I have caught snakes (mainly as a kid) my mother would never let me keep one. As an adult, I'd just as soon as they stay in their environment and would never import an animal to a new environment. But the snake does seem to be friendly.

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    1. glad to know about your experience with wildlife...

      Thank you to visit:
      A Hiker Gave Water to a Thirsty Wild Snake
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      Just recently, a hiker found a thirsty snake in drought palm areas, Thailand. Then, he gave water from a bottle. Look like the reptile drank joyfully. The touching moment.

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  17. I was touched to see this video when it circulated virally in social media. It is a surprise many people love to have snakes as pets. This variant is mainly available in the Asian subcontinent, as rightly said. Many across the globe love this pet since it is a friendly snake.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      A Hiker Gave Water to a Thirsty Wild Snake
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      The scientific name for snake is Gonyosoma oxycephalum with some common names:
      - the red-tailed green ratsnake
      - the red-tailed racer
      - the arboreal ratsnake
      - red-tailed Ratsnake
      - red-tailed Green Climbing Ratsnake

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