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Eastern Rat Snake

Pantherophis allegheniensis

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Eastern Ratsnake
Pantherophis allegheniensis


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ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks for the updated taxonomy. I edited my spotting

MikeVanValen
MikeVanValen 9 years ago

This is the Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis allegheniensis). Under the old taxonomy we would call this a Yellow Ratsnake. Some of us still do and I would call this a Yellow Rat if I was in the field.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Thank you Gordon, and I appreciate the link. Boy, that's the easiest key I have ever used! I think it would be good to use with my students (elementary) in learning about classification. Thanks again.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Thank you Gordon, and I appreciate the link.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 10 years ago

A great key for Florida snakes can be found at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-...

I'm not a herptologist, but I think you are right that this is a rat snake.

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 27, 2011
Submitted on Mar 27, 2011

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