Texas Rat Snake

Pantherophis obsoletus lindheimeri

Description 5

NOT venomous but may bite if harassed. Head is long and only slightly wider than neck, weakly keeled scales near spine, round pupils. Slender body with a pattern of large dark blotches on a background of lighter tan or gray. Typically 42 to 72 inches (107 to 183cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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Scales keeled
Pupils round
Type not venomous
Colors black, brown, tan