Four-lined Ratsnake

She is shown here with several four-lined ratsnakes, in front of Arum dracunculus, said by Pliny to be a cure for snakebites, with the Marsian Hills in the background. The medium is watercolor pencil. More

Common names

Four-lined Rat Snake in English - English
Four-lined Ratsnake in English - English
sauromates: G: Ostliche Vierstreifennatter in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Elaphe
Species : Elaphe quatuorlineata
Authority : LACEPEDE 1789