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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.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.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.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.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.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-snakes/list/pantherophis-alleghaniensis

The UF Herpetology Division's Online Guide to FL Snakes: Eastern Rat Snake, Rat Snake, Chicken Snake, Yellow Rat Snake, Everglades Rat Snake.

herpsofnc.org/rat-snake

(Pantherophis obsoletus). NOTE: Some herpetologists separate rat snakes into separate subspecies. The North Carolina rat snake is also known as the Eastern  ...

www.marshall.edu/herp/snakes/black_ratsnake.htm

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.