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Texas Rat Snake

Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri


We live adjacent to a wild area and large lake in North Texas. Since we love to watch nature, we created a certified wildlife habitat, a certified butterfly habitat, and a half acre garden with over 300 unique plants specifically to attract a wide variety of nature. We also have two large natural koi ponds with stream beds to attract birds, reptiles,butterflies, etc. We use no insecticides or pest control services.


Too many solicitors at your front door? Here is your solution! A 50 inch Black Rat Snake will keep everyone away from your front door. We opened the door this morning to take the dog for a walk and this snake was covering the entrance. Lucky they are not venomous, since our dog didn't even notice,.... After all a walk is the most important thing. Rat snakes are constrictors and usually get birds and rodents. Rate snakes make good pets!

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Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Interesting spotting! It doesn't really fit in with the mandate of the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation mission, however, so could you please remove it from that mission? Thanks!

KarenL 10 years ago

Great spot!
I'm not sure that this belongs in the Wildlife rescue & rehabiltation mission though!

BrandonBlount 10 years ago

I see you have added this to the Backyard Habitats of the World mission; please can you provide some information on the specific modifications you have carried out to create a habitat for wildlife. If you have not created a "wildlife habitat" please can you remove this spotting from the mission?"

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

looks quite long!!

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2012

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