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A common, nonvenomous snake found in Eastern North America. Formerly called Gray Ratsnake, it was lumped together with the Yellow and Black Ratsnake into a conspecific complex (P. alleghaniensis).
This large ratsnake was found in a chicken coop eating an egg. It spat the egg out after a failed attempt to crush it and slithered into the coop. The egg was gone the following morning.
Spotted on Oct 18, 2013
Submitted on Jan 19, 2014
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