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Yellow Rat Snake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis

Description:

Non-Venomous---Average adult size is 36-72 inches (91.4-182.8 cm), record is 90 inches (228.6 cm). It is variable in coloration, but juveniles are gray with dark blotches and a sandy-gray belly with dark square blotches. In the panhandle juveniles and adults look alike, however, in the peninsula adults might be yellow to gray with four dark longitudinal stripes, sometimes retaining the juvenile's dark dorsal blotches. The tongue is mostly black. The scales are weakly keeled, and there are 25-27 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round.

Habitat:

Flatwoods

Notes:

Walking up to my front door decided to look in the street and saw a squiggle yellow stick moving across the road. :P

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2 Comments

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 9 years ago

Thanks!

Josh J
Josh J 9 years ago

Cool snake!

JeffreyDuby
Spotted by
JeffreyDuby

DeBary, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2013
Submitted on May 30, 2013

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