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Black Rat Snake

Pantherophis obsoletus


Large black snake. Not afraid. Curious about us. About 4 1/2 feet long! Whitish belly.


Wooded rocky hills of central PA


It was very big and not afraid of us at all. I pet it's hind quarters and instead of bolting like a garter (garden?) snake, it turned and started sniffing us out. Very cool! Thought it might follow us back to vamp the way it was curious.

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Shane_S 8 years ago
Black Rat Snake
Pantherophis obsoletus Pantherophis obsoletus

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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