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Western rat snake

Elpaphe obseleta

Description:

This snake prefers heavily wooded areas and is known for having excellent climbing ability, including the ability to climb the trunk of large mature trees without the aid of branches. This snake is a competent swimmer, but usually uses this ability only to travel to additional hunting territory.

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 5, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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