These snakes are hesitant to strike, but they have a potent venom. In the 1970s they were considered being harmless and traded as pets, but a few severe and lethal bites later, they were reclassified as dangerous venomous snakes.
This snake is venomous and poisonous! In addition to its venom gland it has a nuchal gland to store toad toxin. A predator that grabs it by the neck will bite into the poison.
Rhabdophis tigrinus ENGLISH
Japanese Garter Snake, Tiger Keelback, GERMAN
Tiger Wassernatter, Tiger Wasserotter, Tigernatter, Tigerotter, JAPANESE
꽃뱀, 유혈목이 ref
Rhabdophis tigrinus tigrinus ref
Rhabdophis tigrinus formosanus CHINESE
台灣赤煉蛇 (Táiwān Chì Liàn Shé), ENGLISH
Asian Tiger Snake ref