cave racer snake - orthriophis taeniura ridleyi


Cave racer snake - Orthriophis taeniura ridleyi also called Elaphe taeniura ridleyi (Borneo)

It seems that it is also called Cave Dwelling Rat snake.­

If you know which is the preferred denomination for this snake, please post a comment.­

The cave racer (Elaphe taeniura) is the only snake which is adapted to spend its whole life in a cave, feeding exclusively on bats and swiftlets.­ It is non-venomous.­

Spotted in Clearwater Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).­

The Clearwater System is believed to be the largest interconnected cave system in the world by volume and the 9th longest cave in the world at 189 Km (as of 2011).­ For more photos, information and cave map, view my Clearwater cave photo series.

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Marudi, Malaysia

Photo taken in the Clearwater cave system, during the so-called "Clearwater Connection adventure caving tour" in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).­

View the Clearwater Connection Cave Map and a map of the entire Clearwater cave system. Our guide that day was Roland Gau, and we were 4 visitors in the group.­

The Clearwater Connection circuit is about 8 Km long and 6 hours of walking, scrambling, crawling and squeezing.­ No rappelling or technical climbing is needed, but knotted ropes are used at numerous places to pass difficult obstacles.­ The tour enters by Wind Cave and exits by the Clearwater River Cave.­ This is one of the most interesting caving tour that can be done by park visitors in Mulu.­

The Clearwater System is believed to be the largest interconnected cave system in the world by volume and the 9th longest cave in the world at 189 Km (as of 2011).­ For more information, read www.­mulucaves.­org.

View my other photos of Gunung Mulu National Park.

Photos taken in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).­

For more information about Gunung Mulu National Park, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Gunung_­Mulu_­National_­Park

Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).­