Everglades Rat Snake

Elaphe obsoleta rossalleni

Named for its presence in Florida’s Everglades National Park, the Everglades rat snake suns itself by day and hunts for prey at night. Often found up in a tree, it is an excellent climber. It is also a skilled swimmer, slipping into the water when alarmed to escape danger.

Fact File

lengthLength: 3 to 6 ft
venomousVenomous: Non-venomous
habitatHabitat: Woodland, wetland, and grassland
dietDiet: Rodents, lizards, frogs, birds, eggs, and invertebrates

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