Black rat snakes are hatched from eggs like most other snake species. Black rat snake reproduction begins in late April, May or early June, a few weeks after the adults snakes emer...
The Eastern Rat Snake, Elaphe obsoleta is very aggressive for a nonvenomous snake and will bite if threatened. These adept climbers have spiny belly scales to "grab" the tree trunk as they climb...
Rat snakes (or ratsnakes) are members – along with kingsnakes, milk snakes, ...
Previously, most rat snakes were assigned to the genus Elaphe, but many have ...
Description: Adult rat snakes are typically 3-5 ft (91-152 cm), but large individuals
may be more than 6 ft (183 cm) long. The appearance of rat snakes varies ...
There are many different colors and species of rat snakes
but the Black rat snake
is the most commonly seen rat snake
after the corn snake
which is actually a part of the rat snake
A water bowl large enough for your snake
to fit in should be provided at all tim... More »
The common rat snake is medium-sized, averaging 42 to 72 inches (106.7 to 183
cm) in length. At the widest point of the snake's body, its average diameter is ...
The common rat snake is medium-sized, averaging 42-72 inches (106.7-183 cm)
in length (Conant and Collins 1998). At the widest point of the snake's body, ...
Although they prefer rodents, rat snakes will bite humans if cornered. Avoid
infection wounds by knowing how to respond to its aggressions knowing its
Vernacular Names: black ratsnake, Alleghany black snake, black chicken snake,
black Coluber, black pilot snake, black racer, blue racer, chicken snake, ...
Photo by JD Willson. Description: Rat snakes are the most common large snakes
encountered by people in most parts of North Carolina. Rat snakes have highly ...