Baird's rat snake

The Baird's rat snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Picture A Day December 16, 2009 - Baird's Rat Snake on Flickr ... On the side of the trail at Lost Maples State Park, an adult Baird's Rat Snake (Elaphe bairdi) was attempting to cross the hiking path. More

Baird's Rat Snake in mid-shed = Baird's Rat Snake in mid-shed by mcwetboy. Our Baird's Rat Snake, resting this morning after having just shed his head and neck. More

Description: Baird's Rat Snake is usually yellow or orange-yellow. It has four stripes along the body. The underside is gray or yellow, darkening near the tail. Hatchlings are about 30cm long and have gray and brown bands. More

Habitat: Baird's Rat Snake is found in wooded canyons of the Edwards Plateau and in the desert and upland regions of the Big Bend Region. Food: Small mammals, birds, and lizards. More

Baird's Rat Snakes will often do well in 20 to 30 gallon terrariums. More

Baird's rat snake is closely related to the common rat snake. Members of the rat snake clan can have stripes, blotches, or a combination of stripes and blotches; even unicolored species can be found. More

Baird's rat snake (Elaphe bairdi) is closely related to the common rat snake. Baird's rat snakes inhabit the western region of Texas, south into Mexico. More

Once rare in captivity, the Baird's rat snake has become more and more popular in recent years as snake keepers have discovered its beauty and docile nature. In fact, its temperment and ease of care put it right up with corn snakes E. More

The Baird's Rat Snake is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

Common names

baird's rat snake in English - English
Baird's Ratsnake in English - English
Bairds Kletternatter in German - Deutsch
Culebra-ratonera de Baird in Spanish - español
Pantherophis bairdi in French - français

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Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Pantherophis
Species : Pantherophis bairdi
Authority : YARROW 1880