Eastern Ratsnake

Range/Habitat: They are found in the United States east of the Appalachian mountains.

Diet: The diet of this snake includes rodents, lizards, frogs, and birds/eggs.

Expected Lifespan: Ratsnakes can live over 20 years

Fun Facts:

  • The longest recorded rat snakes total length was 90 inches!
  • We find them curled up in the chicken coop at the farm, they like to steal our eggs!
  • They are a fairly docile snake and are unlikely to bite if kept calm and safe.
  • In the wild these snakes are mostly black with some cream coloring, our rat snake Winston is a domestically bred snake with a different color variation (yellow white-sided eastern rat snake).