Tag: pantherophis

A Roughed Up Red Rat Snake, 10 November 2018

Pantherophis guttatus, the Red rat (corn) snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). An unfortunate and sadly unavoidable byproduct of spending so much time looking for snakes while trolling Florida’s roadways after the sun sets is that you inevitably come across snake after snake…

The Eastern Rat Snake (of the Everglades Variety), 10 November 2018

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). This past weekend, I slipped down to south Florida for a romp through the tangles and flats of the Everglades system — working my way through Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National…

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…

Licking the Edge of the Taxonomic Fight Club: The Eastern Rat Snake of the Gray Variety (FIGHT!)

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern (gray) rat snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 April 2012). Following up on our last post’s taxonomic mayhem regarding Cottonmouths in Lowndes county, Georgia, here’s another one that tends to ruffle feathers of would-be taxonomists these days: The Eastern rat snakes of south…

The Corn Snake, 26 July 2018

Pantherophis guttatus, the Corn snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (26 July 2018). During the evening of 26 July 2018 and after a good, long day trolling throughout the Florida Keys (those posts are forthcoming), I road-cruised and patrolled a decent swath of Monroe and Miami-Dade…

50 Shades of “Gray” Rat Snake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake (gray variant); Lower coastal plain of Georgia (03 April 2012). By Poseidon’s rhinestone-adorned trident, what is not to love about the Eastern rat snake (other than its taxonomic status)? “Other thank its taxonomic status” you ask…? Oh my,…