Scientific Name: Oreocryptophis porphyraceus

Found In: Southeast Asia/Evergreen rain forests, monsoon forests, and other moist, cool habitats, often at high altitudes

Size: Adult females average 35-40 inches in length while males average 30 inches in length.

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists mostly of rodents and occasionally other small mammals or frogs.

Threat Level: Not Evaluated. The exotic pet trade is the major threat to this species, but it is bred easily in captivity.

Facts: Red bamboo racers are fossorial snakes, meaning they live underground and burrow under leaf litter, rocks, and logs to avoid direct sunlight. They are crepuscular, meaning they are most active in the morning and late afternoon when the sun is least intense.