The Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) is a type of non-venomous colubrid snake. It is tri-coloured, usually black and red with a saddled pattern on a yellow-cream coloured stomach. Cream coloured spots within the black saddles is a distinct characteristic of this reptile.
The Long-nosed snake also has a pointed snout. On an average, it is 30 inches in length and is generally shy and nocturnal, spending most of its time buried underground.
However, it keeps its head exposed when it hides itself underground. Its diet consists primarily of lizards and amphibians. It is oviparous, and lays about four to nine eggs around July. The hatchlings are born in late August or September. The young snakes feed on lizards.
When disturbed, this otherwise innocuous snake, instead of biting, resorts to excreting a foul smelling musk in self-defence.