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Black Rat Snake

Pantherophis obsoletus (formerly Elaphe obsoleta)


Spotted in my back yard in southeast GA in the characteristic kinked posture of rat snakes.


This snake often occurs where wooded and open habitats (such as fields or farmland) are intermixed. Rat snakes often climb trees, especially rough-barked species or those with vines.

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Swainsboro, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 17, 2010
Submitted on Sep 3, 2011

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