Gray ratsnake profile
This individual was around 1.5 m in length. I like that you can see my lens and friends reflected in the eye, also the beautiful blue tinge to the scales.
Update...I thought initially this was an eastern rat snake, but after considerable discussion on a herpetology forum (including an extra shot I found that I've added here), it's been agreed that this is a gray ratsnake with variation in postocular scutellation and also due to location of sighting. Who knew? I am amazed and have so much respect for the knowledge of passionate flora and fauna enthusiasts and professionals.
The gray ratsnake is a species of nonvenomous snake in the genus ''Pantherophis'' in the subfamily Colubrinae. The gray ratsnake is one of about ten species within the ''Pantherophis'' genus of American ratsnakes.
Posted 2 years ago