Beauty snakes are widely distributed throughout Burma, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. They are a moderate sized semi-arboreal snake, indigenous to semi tropical and tropical habitats. Most males average around six feet, however females attain lengths of eight to nine feet. The habitats that they frequent are as vast as the number of subspecies, and they will occupy forests, rivers, caves and various human developments such as agricultural land and out reaches of inner cities. Human developments appear to be prime breeding grounds for rodents and this in turn attracts the snakes to the areas. Most are diurnal, stalking prey and will constrict their catch by immobilizing it with several coils.