Black-banded Trinket Snake (Red Bamboo Snake)
Oreocryptophis porphyraceus (Colubridae) is a beautiful rat snake native to India, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Tibet, Nepal, S China, Taiwan, West Malaysia, Singapore Islands, and Indonesia.
Oreocryptophis porphyraceus is highly variable with red and yellow/black forms that may or may not have longitudinal stripes. There are al least 8 subspecies.
Photo credit: ©Konrad Mebert
Locality: Upper Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia