A Backyard Red Rat Snake, 23 September 2016

Pantherophis guttatus, the Red rat (corn) snake;
Volusia county, Florida (23 September 2016).

I do adore finding serpentine visitors slinking about the foliage of our backyard. I came across this smallish Corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) scoping out the shrub line adjacent to the back wall of our home — a fine opportunity to introduce my daughter to yet another non-venomous species commonly encountered throughout peninsular Florida.


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