Project Description

Western Ratsnake

Pantherophis obsoletus

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.

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