Yellow Rat Snake | Bulls Island Natural Area

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Description

Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata
• Long, powerful constrictor 86.4 - 256.5 cm (34 - 101 inches) long
• Skillful climber
• Three different adult color patterns; plain, striped and blotched
• Mates April - June and in the fall
• Lays eggs in decaying logs, leaves or under rocks
• Active during day in spring and fall; nocturnal in summer
• Preys on birds, eggs, mice and lizards
• Habitats include hardwood forest, wooded canyons, swamps, farmland and wet or arid areas

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