Midland Ratsnake

Midland Ratsnake

Our Midland Ratsnakes were acquired before 1991—we have one of each color morph, a gray and a black.  Each ratsnake receives one medium rat once a week in the spring and summer months.

Fun Facts:

  • Midland rat snakes are the longest species native to Tennessee.
  • Rat snakes are very useful around barns and in farming communities because they help control pest populations.
  • Scientists are continually reexamining the classification for this group of snakes.  You can just delete this. It means they can’t decide where to classify them. Currently they are midland Ratsnakes.

What to look for:

  • Ratsnakes are excellent climbers and are frequently found near or in trees. Sometimes they can be found basking on a horizontal limb.

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