Habitat use by black rat snakes (Elaphe obsolela obsoleta) in fragmented forests.
Patterns of variation in spring emergence by black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta).
Spatial ecology of black rat snakes on Remington Farms, Maryland.
Seasonal and prey-size dietary patterns of black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta).
The black rat snake [Elaphe obsoleta (Stejneger and Barbour)] emerges in early spring and feeds primarily on birds and small mammals along edge habitat (Blouin-Demers et al.
Black rat snakes eat mostly small rodents and birds.
Black rat snakes lay their eggs from May through early July.
This technique works well with garter snakes and black rat snakes, but is not as effective with water snakes.
Sounds: Silent, except some snakes may rattle their tails when annoyed, including the rattlesnakes, milk snake, and black rat snake.
Large shed skin (over 2 feet long): Probably from a black rat snake.
Distribution: The common garter snake, milk snake, black rat snake, and water snake are common throughout the region.