Description: The adult Rat Snake is a large constrictor with a white chin and throat and weekly keeled dorsal scales. Mid-dorsal blotches are usually visible. The skin of the back and sides are flecked with red orange, or white spots.
Range: Rat Snakes cover most of the eastern U.S states, touching Florida and Texas. In Minnesota, ratsnakes only touch the state in the extreme southeastern corner.
Habitat: Woodland and other places touched by forests
Diet: Small mammals, birds, bird eggs, and nestlings.