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Eastern Ratsnake

Pantherophis spiloides
  • Juvenile Eastern Rat Snake 106-183 cm (large snake); record 256.5cm
  • Adults darken to a black color, in some a faint blotched pattern may be seen
  • throat white
  • belly grey-brown wash
  • Juvenile snakes are light grey with grey-brown blotches on body and tail.  And the head is speckled with white and black.
  • scales weakly keeled; anal scale divided
  • lays eggs
  • THREATENED - Frontenac Axis Population
  • ENDANGERED - Carolinian Population