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Baja California rat snake (Bogertophis rosaliae) at the LA Zoo.
A juvenile red rat snake (Elaphe guttata) at the Archbold Biological Station.
A gray rat snake (Pantherophis obsoleta spiloides)at the Estuarium in Dauphin Island, AL.
A black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) at the Tulsa Zoo.
Predators like this rat snake make for a long, tense incubating period for endangered Attwater’s prairie-chickens. Many of the few nests in the wild are destroyed before the eggs hatch.
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