Z" Keepers got crafty in renovating the enclosure for the new residents by making a concrete tree trunk, complete with sprawling roots, which also features a woven hide for the rat snakes
The Baird's Rat Snake
(Pantherophis bairdi) is distributed throughout the Sierra Madre Oriental in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas in northeast Mexico and has limited distribution in west-central Texas (Werler & Dixon 2000).
Habitat use by black rat snakes
(Elaphe obsolela obsoleta) in fragmented forests.
The foraging ecology of the gray rat snake
(Elophe obsolete spiloides)--visual stimuli facilitate location of arboreal prey.
Thermal ecology of black rat snakes
(Elaphe obsoleta) in a thermally challenging environment.
Habitat features of Black Rat Snake
hibernacula in Ontario.
Black rat snakes
eat mostly small rodents and birds.
Of the 200 or so species of snakes found in India, a majority are non-venomous--the rat snake
, the keel back, the sand boa, the wolf snake, the vine snake and the rock python are some common examples.
Dylan said the aesculapian rat snake
can be found throughout Europe but is not native to North Wales.
n Rat snakes
are large, powerful, non-venomous snakes which feed on a variety of species they overpower by constriction Corn Snakes are highly variable in colouration and normally range from about 3 to 5 feet in length
We've had corn snakes, rat snakes
and boa constrictors among others.
Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) adaptation to fire-maintained southern pine ecosystems has involved several important interactions: (1) the reduction of hardwood frequency in the pine ecosystem because of frequent fires, (2) the softening of pine heartwood by red heart fungus (Phellinus pini) that hastens cavity excavation by the species, (3) the woodpecker's use of the pine's resin system to create a barrier against rat snakes