Texas Rat Snake
Elaphe obsolete lindheimeri
Mississippi basin, Louisiana and Texas
Wooded and swampy areas to drier, rocky land
Primarily mice and rats
Avg. 3.5 - 6 ft.
6 - 28 eggs
- Varies greatly in coloration throughout its range.
- They are excellent climbers, able to scale trees in search of prey.
- Very aggressive when cornered or captured. They will raise the front part of the body above the ground and form an "S" shape, and will hold the mouth open, hiss, or strike.
- Sometimes referred to as a "chicken snake" for its tendency to frequent henhouses for eggs, chicks, and/or rodents that can be found there.
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301