Rat snakes (or ratsnakes) are members – along with kingsnakes, milk snakes,
vine snakes and indigo snakes – of the subfamily Colubrinae of the family ...
Feb 25, 2016 ... Rat snakes are medium-to-large, nonvenomous snakes that kill by constriction.
Recent research has complicated the taxonomic classification ...
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 ...
Although they prefer rodents, rat snakes will bite humans if cornered. Avoid
infection wounds by knowing how to respond to its aggressions knowing its
Black Rat Snake Biology: In general, black rat snakes are a medium-sized snake.
Their average length is between 40 to 70 inches. The widest point of the ...
NC Snake Pictures / Rat Snake. Elaphe obsoleta. Nonvenomous; adult size 42-
103 inches (1,067 to 2,159 mm); common distribution map. Distribution key: ...
Natural History. Description: The Black Ratsnake is one of the most common
snakes found in West Virginia. It is considered to be the state's largest serpent.
The black rat snake is a non-venomous snake with a long, black body and white
belly. It can be found throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, from the ...
The gray rat snake is very common throughout its range, preferring wooded or
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 ...