Species information


Texas Rat Snake

Elaphe obsoleta lingheimeri

Elaphe obsoleta lingheimeri - Texas Rat Snake


Common name

Texas Rat Snake

Scientific name

Elaphe obsoleta lingheimeri




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



Louisiana, Texas.


Adult size



Approx lifespan

Upto 20 years.


REcomended vivarium size



Basic set up type

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



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


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