13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Yellow Rat Snake
Adult Size: 4 to 6 feet
Range: In its pure form, this snake is found from coastal North Carolina to southeastern Georgia and over most of the Florida peninsula. In the Florida Everglades a very similar snake is brilliant orange and often is known as the Everglades rat snake, E. o. rossalleni.
Habitat: Yellow rat snakes are arboreal, often found high in cypress and oak trees in search of prey. They usually are found near water but also can be common near homes and barns.
Captive Lifespan: 12 to 20 Years
Care Level: Intermediate
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