Western Rat Snake

Pantherophis obsoletus

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Pantherophis obsoletus – also known as the western rat snake, black rat snake, pilot black snake, or simply black snake – is a nonvenomous species of Colubridae found in central North America. No subspecies are currently recognized. Its color variations include the Texas ratsnake.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Shaun Hayes, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3641268
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantherophis_obsoletus

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Status Native