Species information

 

Texas Rat Snake

Elaphe obsoleta lingheimeri

Elaphe obsoleta lingheimeri - Texas Rat Snake

 

Common name

Texas Rat Snake

Scientific name

Elaphe obsoleta lingheimeri

Family

Colubridae

Appearance

A beige background is covered in black saddles. The of the texas rat snake head is usually patternless, just a matt black colour.

 

Locality

Louisiana, Texas.

 

Adult size

5-7ft.

 

Approx lifespan

Upto 20 years.

 

REcomended vivarium size

36x18x18in.

 

Basic set up type

Woodland with some secure perches for climbing (this snake is primarily terrestrial)

 

Diet

A diet of rodents seems best for the Texas Rat Snake.

 

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