Black Rat Snakes
Black Rat Snakes. There are many kinds of rat snakes. One, of which is the Black Rat snake. The black Rat snake is a non-venomous snake that can grow up to eight feet in length. The adults are mostly black, with white bellies, and have white or gray showing between their scales. The young, or juvenile, usually are brown or gray with dark colored splotches on their backs.
Black Rat snakes are very common in the southeast. They are also called the Common Rat Snake for they are more likely to be found than any of the other rat snakes. They live in fields, swamps, marshes, thick brush, and other woodlands where they hunt prey and hide from predators. Black Rat snakes are great climbers and are often found in trees, woodpecker holes, and birdhouses.
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