Texas Rat Snake

This rat snake can grow up to 7 feet in length and helps keep the local population of rats and mice in check. You’ll find it snacking on mammals, birds, and reptiles.

  • Scientific Name: Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri
  • Range: Texas and surrounding states
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptiles and Amphibians Building
  • Cool Animal Fact: Texas rat snakes are excellent climbers.