I don't think they're against the law, but I'm not sure. They should be fairly common in the mtns. Noone has posted on the black rats of NY, as far as I can remember on this Forum. Based on what folks from nearby states have said, however, they should be pretty black with little pattern evident. I don't have any pictures of NY rats. If you find one, post some pics. Thanks, D-rat.
:Dose any one know the law of NY for collecting rat snakes .And dose anyone have pictures of ones from this area,THANKS,P-RAT