Eastern Rat Snake

The Eastern 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.

The Eastern Rat Snake is a variable species in terms of its color and pattern. More

Eastern rat snake, Elaphe alleghaniensis - Saturday, 25 July 2009 - Eastern rat snake, 17 May 2009 2009-05-17 at 12-24-29 Eastern rat snake, aka Yellow rat snake (Elaphe alleghaniensis, aka More

HISTORY The Eastern Rat Snake is most common in or near forested areas, forest edges with old fields, and abandoned buildings. It is most active in the day and can be active year round if the temperature is not too cold. All Rat Snakes are powerful constrictors. More

The fact is that eastern rat snakes are one of Ohio's most beneficial and splendid reptile assets; they play an essential role in controlling destructive rodents. More

Eastern Rat Snake (Black Rat Snake) = Eastern Rat Snake (Black Rat Snake) by jdmpics. Issaqueena Trail, Clemson Experimental Forest, South Carolina (May 24, 1997) This was a long beautiful snake with a great disposition. More

proposed new name Eastern Rat Snake Pantherophis alleghaniensis) Yellow Rat Snake picture, Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata Yellow Rat Snake at the North Carolina Zoo Asheboro, North Carolina, USA (May 12, 2006) Back to Snake Pictures Copyright More

of Eastern Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta); according to one study of mitochondrial DNA, there are, in fact, three distinct species, separated by the Appalachians and Mississippi River, that, presumably, can only be told apart by mtDNA analysis: E. alleghaniensis, E. obsoleta and E. spiloides. More

Eastern Rat Snake, Scotophis alleghaniensis - Gene and I went to Chiques Rock today for a short walk in the woods. More

Habitat: The Eastern Rat Snake is found primarily in deciduous forest, but also occupies farmland, abandoned buildings, old fields, and swamps. Food: Small mammals, birds, and bird eggs. More

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Other Eastern rat snake sub-species include the yellow rat snake, the gray rat snake, everglades rat snake, and the Texas rat snake. Yellow rat snakes are yellow (or variations of yellow) with four dark stripes. More

Eastern Rat Snake Scotophis alleghaniensis Note: The scientific and common names for North American Rat Snakes have undergone major changes during the last few years. More

Common names

black rat snake in English - English
Eastern Rat Snake in English - English
Eastern Ratsnake in English - English
Elaphe obsoleta in Spanish - español
Erdnatter in German - Deutsch
Everglades Ratsnake in English - English
rat snake in English - English
Rattenslang in Dutch - Nederlands
Texas Rat Snake in English - English
Texas Ratsnake in English - English
Wąż smugowy in Polish - polski

Picture of Pantherophis obsoletus has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Flickr
Author: Mike VanValen
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Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Pantherophis
Species : Pantherophis obsoletus
Authority : SAY 1823