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Yellow Rat Snake This snake was hiding in a hollow log in an exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo Animal,Elaphe obsoleta,Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata,Geotagged,Pantherophis alleghaniensis,Pantherophis obsoletus,Snake,United States,Western Rat Snake,Western rat snake,Winter,Yellow Rat Snake,Zoo Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Thanks Meryl for correcting the species data. I guess you could say this snake is living proof that identifying and distinguishing species is even hard for scientists! Posted 6 years ago

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''Pantherophis alleghaniensis'', commonly called the eastern ratsnake, is a nonvenomous colubrid species endemic to North America.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Meryl Green
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Uploaded Feb 19, 2015. Captured Feb 7, 2015 11:47 in 4401 Zoo Parkway, Grant, NC 27205, USA.
  • NEX-6
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO3200
  • 107mm