1. Japanese rat snake (Elaphe climacophora)Usually written using kana alone
Wikipedia definition
2. Japanese Rat SnakeThe Japanese Rat Snake is a medium sized snake found throughout the Japanese archipelago (except the far South West). In Japanese it is known as the Aodaishō or "Green General". It is a non-venomous snake, and a member of the Colubrid family. It is hunted by eagles and raccoon dogs. The snakes hibernate for three to four months, mate in spring and lay 7-20 eggs in early summer.
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Other forms
黄頷蛇 【あおだいしょう】アオダイショウ
黄頷蛇: Irregular kanji usage.


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