black rat snake


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Noun1.black rat snake - large harmless shiny black North American snakeblack rat snake - large harmless shiny black North American snake
rat snake - any of various nonvenomous rodent-eating snakes of North America and Asia
Elaphe, genus Elaphe - North American rat snakes
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The black rat snake [Elaphe obsoleta (Stejneger and Barbour)] emerges in early spring and feeds primarily on birds and small mammals along edge habitat (Blouin-Demers et al.
As we entered the marsh, we were greeted by a host of bright colors: orange jewelweed, groundnuts blooming in purple, white turtlehead, blue-eyed grass and dozens of shades of green from the trees and vines lining the boardwalk One sharp-eyed member of the group spotted a black rat snake moving just off the trail.
The black rat snake, however, is on the endangered species list, with only five known populations of the snake statewide.
What we had was a juvenile black rat snake, Elaphes obsoleta.
Sounds: Silent, except some snakes may rattle their tails when annoyed, including the rattlesnakes, milk snake, and black rat snake.
Danitsa Cochran (above left) and Emily Kartub react to a curious albino black rat snake during a visit by The Reptile Man, also known as Richard Ritchey.
The 36-year-old mother-of-two doted on Sid ( a three-year-old cross between a Corn and Black Rat snake ( and Corn snake Poppy.
He practiced for months with a harmless but cranky black rat snake.
One day Grandpa went out to tend the chickens and found a large black rat snake in the coop.
French, assistant director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife in Westboro, watches a live black rat snake, also known as an Eastern rat snake, at the division's Westboro headquarters.