ZooBuddies: Mandarin rat snake

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The mandarin rat snake is a nonvenomous constrictor from Asia. It is one of the most popular rat snakes found in pet trade. They often use rodent burrows for shelter. It mainly feeds on small rodents and prefers cooler temperatures.

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