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Eastern (Yellow) Rat Snake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis


This snake was hiding in the bushes, but was startled out of my yard when it heard the lawnmower. It quickly slithered to the forest to escape.


Suburban yard next to a forest with a cypress swamp and a pine, oak, and saw palmetto forest.

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Eastern ( Yellow ) Rat Snake
Pantherophis alleghaniensis FLMNH - Eastern Rat Snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

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1 Comment

LivanEscudero 6 years ago

From what I saw online. (Pantherophis obsoletus quadrivittatus) was an accepted scientific name for Yellow as a subspecies of the Eastern Rat Snake, but seems to be now out of use. There are just many color variations.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2014
Submitted on Jul 8, 2014

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