Elaphe obsoleta Say, 1823.......................Rat Snake
E. o. lindheimeri Baird & Girard, 1853....Texas Rat Snake
E. o. obsoleta Say, 1923...................Black Rat Snake
E. o. quadrivittata Holbrook, 1836.........Yellow Rat Snake
E. o. rossalleni Neill, 1949...............Everglades Rat Snake
E. o. spiloides Dumeril, Bibron, Dumeril, 1854 Gray Rat Snake
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Behold the tortoise: he makes no progress unless he sticks his neck out.
Anyway, they told me they have alot of problems with baby corns eating,
simply because they are so small.
I have since moved him to the top level of a 4 storey viv so he is out
of sight of most passing traffic (except when I go looking in which is
probably too often). He hasnt regurgitated anything since.
I would give a word of warning, he is a lovely snake but boy, what
a temper. I really love him but he had a good few bites in the early
weeks. I just kept on handlimg him once every couple of days, using
BIG leather gloves to get him out. He has never really been a problem
once he is out - Ive only been bitten once after getting him out but
there is still a lot of fuss and tail vibrating if someone strange or
the dog comes in the room.
The previous owner broke his tail (shut in viv door?) so i guess hes
got an excuse for being ratty (ha ha). His name is Raptor!
Good luck with yours.
13. sick rat snake