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Trans-Pecos Ratsnake

Bogertophis subocularis


Non-venomous ratsnake with distinct pattern.


Found crossing dirt road.


I love these snakes, they are very beautiful. Unfortunately, when people find these snakes in the wild they often take them home as pets, which I am completely against! No matter how docile and harmless a wild animal may appear, taking them out them out of the wild is never a wise thing to do. And it is one of the biggest problems many native wildlife face. That goes for exotic species as well. ***All animals found in my collection in which I have handled are never taken out of their habitat and are always returned to the wild where they were found. ALWAYS ***

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1 Comment

JoshuaGSmith 9 years ago

Incredible creature!

Texas, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2012
Submitted on Aug 28, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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