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Thanks for the updated taxonomy. I edited my spotting
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.
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.
Thank you Gordon, and I appreciate the link.
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.
Spotted on Mar 27, 2011 Submitted on Mar 27, 2011
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