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Eastern Ratsnake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis

Description:

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).

Habitat:

Chicken coop

Notes:

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.

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7 Comments

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Thnks

snakes are cool
snakes are cool 6 years ago

Very good pictures

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

lovely spot.

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Thanks Maria

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Very nice action series and description

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Thanks Juan.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

Nice catch Liam!

Liam
Spotted by
Liam

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 18, 2013
Submitted on Jan 19, 2014

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