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Black Rat Snake

Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta




1 species ID suggestions

Baby Southern Black Racer
Coluber constrictor priapus Coluber constrictor priapus

5 Comments

I´d never expect them in the trees, in austria you just have to look where you step...

SarahSkeen
SarahSkeen 2 years ago

Thanks! No, I found him accidentally actually and yes, I was surprised! He was a baby though....if he had been bigger I may have been a little freaked out :)

jess.blank
jess.blank 2 years ago

The only time a snake has scared me was a rat snake in a tree. You just really don't expect to see a snake at face-level. This is a great photo.

was it easy to spot?

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

They love to climb. Very nice picture!

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.58, Long: -78.80

Spotted on Aug 25, 2011
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

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