Yellow Rat Snake

 

The best climber of all Florida snakes, the Yellow Rat Snake often climbs trees in search of birds and eggs. It is often seen sticking its head out of holes in trees where it rests during the day. A long (to about 5″) slender snake, this rat snake is a good swimmer and a powerful constrictor. Constrictors such as this snake will first kill their prey by constriction before swallowing their food head first.

Latin Name: Elaphe Obsolete Quadrivittata

Habitat: Pine Flatwoods, Oak hammock, Swamp

Diet: Rats, Birds, S