Red tailed racer snake

Gonyosoma oxycephalum

racer snake
IUCN Conservation Status –
Least Concern
Extinct In The Wild
Class: Reptiles
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae

Our red tailed racer snakes can be found in the Tropical House.

Red tailed racer snakes inhabit primary and secondary forests of southeast Asia.

Their diet consists of rats, mice, birds, bats and lizards.

Interesting facts!

  •  If threatened, these snakes will inflate their body making themselves appear larger and more threatening to a predator.
  • They are non-venomous snakes which kill their prey by constriction, squeezing tightly to suffocate the prey.


Like many species from South East Asia, these snakes suffer due to the degradation of their habitat.