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 ...
Vernacular Names: black ratsnake, Alleghany black snake, black chicken snake,
black Coluber, black pilot snake, black racer, blue racer, chicken 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 ...
NC Snake Pictures / Rat Snake. Elaphe obsoleta. Nonvenomous; adult size 42-
103 inches (1,067 to 2,159 mm); common distribution map. Distribution key: ...
Characteristics. Formerly known as the "black ratsnake", this commonly seen
snake is a solid, shiny black and grows to lengths of 42-72 in. (106.7-183 cm).
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 ...
Also commonly called Black Rat Snake. Large, heavy bodied species with
weakly keeled scales. The head is distinct from the body. The upper body is black
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 ...