Rat snakes (or ratsnakes) are members – along with kingsnakes, milk snakes,
vine snakes and indigo snakes – of the subfamily Colubrinae of the family ...
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 ...
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
Vernacular Names: black ratsnake, Alleghany black snake, black chicken snake,
black Coluber, black pilot snake, black racer, blue racer, chicken snake, ...
The Black Rat Snake is the largest snake in Virginia, growing up to eight feet long
. ... A full-grown Black Rat Snake has few predators other than humans.
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: ...
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 ...