Gray rat snake on the back porch - FaunaClassifieds
 Sponsors   Breeders | Dealers |  Importers/Exporters | Caging | Feed | Supplies | Services | Events 
  Inside FaunaClassifieds  Product Reviews |  Classifieds!   | Photo Gallery   | Banner Advertising 
  Do you want to be able to bump and highlight your classified ads? Click here!

Go Back   FaunaClassifieds > Reptile & Amphibian - General Discussion Forums > Field Collecting/Observing


Field Collecting/Observing Sightings of herps in the wild, where-tos and how-tos, as well as photos of herps in their native environment.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2018, 01:12 AM   #1
Gray rat snake on the back porch

Today, Connie went out on the back porch to tend to the little citrus trees she is growing from seed, and spotted this little gray rat snake just sunning himself on the ledge of our screen enclosure. She came to tell me about it and I just grabbed a camera to snap a few pics. I then caught it, bagged it up, and later on we ran it out to the forest to let it go. She doesn't want it to eat her lizards.

Not the best pics in the world, as I should have used a flash to neutralize the mottled lighting there, but what the heck.

A few days ago we found a much larger gray rat snake coming from under the front porch. Was easily 4 ft. long. We bagged him up to and let him go out in the forest. He was prowling around the bird feeders, so we know what he had in mind.
Old 02-28-2018, 01:19 AM   #2
He's very tiny! Nice find.
Old 02-28-2018, 02:22 AM   #3
Yeah, just barely a handful. I'm not really sure how the heck he got up onto that ledge.

The gray rat snakes we find around here are really rather pretty. I've seen some from just a bit further north around Tallahassee that are dirt ugly in comparison. Further west, near Apalachicola, the blotches get a more milk chocolate color.
Old 02-28-2018, 05:13 PM   #4
Very cool slave! Love all your pics, keep them coming.
I love Florida as well, can't wait to move down there in the future. Take care.
Old 02-28-2018, 08:43 PM   #5
Really nice finds! Rat snakes do some amazing straight-up-the-side-of-a-house climbing when they want to, fun stuff! I like lizards too but I'd have left him there...

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! is the largest online community about Reptile & Amphibians, Snakes, Lizards and number one classifieds service with thousands of ads to look for. 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our Gray rat snake project Karma Kritters Cornsnakes & Ratsnakes Discussion Forum 6 05-01-2018 11:54 PM
Another gray rat snake WebSlave Field Collecting/Observing 5 10-16-2017 02:22 AM
Looks like we have another gray rat snake prowling around.... WebSlave Field Collecting/Observing 3 04-10-2017 11:20 AM
Gray rat snake infestation WebSlave Field Collecting/Observing 18 11-04-2015 08:03 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 AM.

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.05810404 seconds with 10 queries
Content copyrighted 2002-2018, FaunaClassifieds, LLC