Everglades rat snake

When approached, everglades rat snakes may either flee for shelter or remain motionless to avoid detection. Everglades rat snakes can also be called Eastern rat snake, chicken snake, or yellow ratsnake.

Fast Facts

  • Everglades rat snakes are non-venomous.
  • Everglades rat snakes commonly feed on lizards, frogs, rodents, and birds and their eggs.
  • They lay their eggs in moist areas such as rotting vegetation and rotting logs.

Scientific name

Pantherophis alleghaniensis
Range  Southern United States
Conservation status Least Concern
Diet Carnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium

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