Species information


Trans Pecos Rat Snake

Bogertophis subocularis

Bogertophis subocularis - Trans Pecos Rat Snake


Common name

Trans Pecos Rat Snake

Scientific name

Bogertophis subocularis




The background colouration of the trans pecos rat snake is a grey, yellow or dull golden colouration. Om this are black H shaped markings along the back of the snake. The snake also some irregular blotches of faded black along its side. This is a relatively slender snake with a large head and "bug eyes".



Texas, New Mexico, Mexico.


Adult size



Approx lifespan

Upto 20 years.


REcomended vivarium size



Basic set up type

Desert/savannah. Provide hides in both the warm and the cool end.



A diet of rodents is best for the Trans Pecos Rat Snake.


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