Elms Environmental Education Center

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Garden Hose or Rat Snake?

The black rat snake is a nonvenomous snake.

This snake was almost overlooked: hiding in plain sight.

They are excellent climbers.

Photos -Hester Burch

Observed by visiting students April 2012.


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