Want an edit button and other perks? Become a contributing member! Click here.

Go Back Forums > The CornSnake Forums > Natural History/Field Observation
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Natural History/Field Observation Field observations of corn snakes, field collecting, or just general topics about the natural environment they are found in.

Another gray rat snake
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2017, 08:33 PM   #1
Rich Z
Another gray rat snake

Yesterday I was walking around the house and when I rounded a corner, I heard a rustling noise in the palm fronds I was getting ready to move through. When I looked closely, I saw a gray rat snake staring at me. Not sure if he did the rustling, or perhaps a bird he was stalking. The rat snake was about 4 to 4.5 ft. long. I went ahead and pulled him out of the palm tree, and he was pretty well behaved. Did nip me on the knuckles of my right hand, though while I was carrying him to the building to put him in a bag. Needed to relocate him out into the national forest so he doesn't nab any of the birds we have frequenting around the house. We have several Carolina wrens that roost overnight on the porch, so he may have been heading in that direction.

So took him out to the national forest today and sent him on his way.

And while we were out there we saw a bevy of butterflies sitting on a damp spot in the middle of the road. Not sure what they were doing there, however, but they seemed worthy of taking a pic of them.

Old 10-14-2017, 02:46 PM   #2
Beautiful! I wish we had more here.
Old 10-14-2017, 04:58 PM   #3
Wow, that snake was beautiful and the butterflies are so neat! Thanks for those.
Old 10-14-2017, 08:34 PM   #4
Rich Z
Yeah, the gray rat snakes seem to be especially pretty around this area. Very nice silver background.
Old 10-15-2017, 03:07 PM   #5
Definitely. It’s a beauty. If I were to get one that’s exactly what I would be looking for.

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! is the largest online community dedicated to cornsnakes . Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:14 AM.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.02606297 seconds with 11 queries
Copyright Rich Zuchowski/SerpenCo