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Common Rat
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia Family: Muridae Genus: Rattus
Species: Rattus rattus
The black rat, also known as the common or house rat, occurs in a great many varieties and races, or subspecies, of which few are actually black, despite the common name. Believed to have come from Southeast Asia, this species spread... More »

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_snake

Rat snakes (or ratsnakes) are members – along with kingsnakes, milk snakes, vine snakes and indigo snakes – of the subfamily Colubrinae of the family ...

srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/elaobs.htm

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 ...

www.livescience.com/53855-rat-snake.html

Feb 25, 2016 ... Rat snakes are medium-to-large, nonvenomous snakes that kill by constriction. Recent research has complicated the taxonomic classification ...

www.ces.ncsu.edu/gaston/Pests/reptiles/pages/rat.htm

NC Snake Pictures / Rat Snake. Elaphe obsoleta. Nonvenomous; adult size 42- 103 inches (1,067 to 2,159 mm); common distribution map. Distribution key: ...

www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com/reptiles/snakes/eastern-ratsnake/blackrat_snake.php

black ratsnake, Alleghany black snake, black chicken snake, black Coluber, black pilot snake, black racer, blue racer, chicken snake, mountain black snake, ...

www.reptilesmagazine.com/Snake-Species/Common-Rat-Snake

The common rat snake, Elaphe obsolete, is the largest species of North American rat snake. Its range includes most of the eastern United States into southern ...

www.outdooralabama.com/gray-ratsnake

Black Rat Snake. Gray Rat Snake Photo Credit: J.D. Wilson. Gray Rat Snake Photo by Bill Funderburk. SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pantherophis spiloides. OTHER ...

nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/western-ratsnake

Jan 2, 2015 ... The western ratsnake, a glossy black snake, is one of Missouri's largest and most familiar snakes. Its size and dark color make it seem imposing ...

www.ratsnake.org

Although they prefer rodents, rat snakes will bite humans if cornered. Avoid infection wounds by knowing how to respond to its aggressions knowing its natural ...