black rat snake

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Synonyms for black rat snake

large harmless shiny black North American snake

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The red rat snake, which is not native to Worcester County, is a close relative of the native, but endangered, black rat snake.
Thermal ecology of black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta) in a thermally challenging environment.
Habitat-specific behavioural thermoregulation by black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta).
Predation of black rat snakes on a Bank Swallow colony.
Incubating Wood Duck and Hooded Merganser hens killed by black rat snakes.
French, assistant director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife in Westboro, watches a live black rat snake, also known as an Eastern rat snake, at the division's Westboro headquarters.
For example, Tom French, assistant director of the state's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, will talk about rare snake conservation, and Pete Mirick, editor of the state's Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine, will talk about the Eastern black rat snake.
The term rat snake actually refers to a number of different species, including corn snakes, black rat snakes and Baird's snakes.
An experimental test of the link between foraging, habitat selection and thermoregulation in black rat snakes Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta.
Phenotypic consequences of nest-site selection in black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta).
As forests become chopped up into ever smaller chunks, the amount of "edge" habitat increases for predators such as blue jays, crows, raccoons, opossums, feral cats, black rat snakes, and others that prey upon birds or their eggs.