Animal Class: Reptiles
Length: 40 to 70 inches
Diet: Small rodents
Habitat: Found in eastern United States and Midwest in meadows and forests.
Rat snakes live in a variety of habitats with each subspecies preferring a slightly different one. Some of these habitats overlap with one another. Rat snakes are excellent climbers and spend a lot of time in trees. Black rat snakes live at elevations from sea level to high altitudes. Black rat snakes live in habitats ranging from a rocky hillside to flat farmland.