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Cave-Dwelling Rat Snake
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Published: October 21, 2018
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Orthriophis taeniurus ridleyi.

Also known as Ridley's Beauty Snake or Cave Racer.

The Cave-Dwelling Beauty Snake is, in fact, a subspecies of the famous Beauty Rat Snake (O. taeniurus) and probably best known for being found in caves (as its name implies) where it lives in almost complete darkness. These snakes are feeding mainly on bats, being able to catch them in flight; they're medium sized, non-venomous snakes and can be found in the Southern parts of Thailand.

The Cave Racer is my absolute favourite of all of the O. taeniurus-subspecies. Actually makes me kinda sad that i couldn't colour it full-size (due to the art's theme and style), because it has such a stunning blending of colours throughout the body.

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Date Taken
Jan 31, 2016, 9:50:32 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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WoodswallowHobbyist Traditional Artist
Sie ist wirklich eine Schönheit, ich finde dir ist ihr Kopf und ihr Blick hier besonders gut gelungen! Und den besagten Farbverlauf musste ich mir natürlich ansehen, wirklich toll! Ich mag's , wenn Farbverläufe sanft sind und es sich garnicht um so schreiend bunte Farben handelt...daher mag ich Türkentauben auch so gern, die haben auch tolle Farben!
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The "snake windows" are just so cool!
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One question.

Are you Skia? Lol
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I'm Skia's fiancé, in fact. Lol
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I'm Here
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So what snake you gotta draw next? งูเขียวหางไหม้?
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Already did two of them. :)
Beautiful Pit Viper by Culpeo-Fox White-Lipped Pit Viper by Culpeo-Fox

There will follow a lot more, though. I love Asian Pit Vipers and Thailand luckily has so many different species of them.
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that one gorgeous looking 
snake love the blue head and how the snake is looking at the viewer
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Love the blue face
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Fantastic art! OuO
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I love snakes and this looks gorgeous!!
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omg i love this like it'd make a GREAT tattoo it's absolutely perfect!
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Wonderful patterns!
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I love the colors.
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love the skin patterns
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ooooh this is a pretty snake for sure
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Oh, god,this is so beautiful!
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