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1 Species ID Suggestions

Terri
Terri 9 years ago
Black Rat Snake
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta


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5 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

good spotting !

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Hi! I have changed the Category from Mammals to Reptiles for you.

Terri
Terri 9 years ago

I am not absolutely sure but it looks very much like a black rat snake which love to climb trees because they eat eggs. Now if i could look at it's belly and it is black and white checkered....then it is a black rat. =] They can vary in color from very dark to light color. They can get up to 6 feet. Love the picture.

MishaCainNell
MishaCainNell 9 years ago

It's hard to tell, but my guess would be either a Prairie Kingsnake (although it looks like the neck is a bit too slender from the head for that species) or some type of rat snake. What's throwing me off is that little dot of color in between the saddle patches...very unique!

jase.carrick
jase.carrick 9 years ago

What a beauty! Some sort of kingsnake?

KayWilliams
Spotted by
KayWilliams

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2009
Submitted on Jan 23, 2012

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