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Re: Just got my black rat snake, question


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Posted by hotshot on April 16, 2003 at 16:13:42:

In Reply to: Just got my black rat snake, question posted by tigress on April 16, 2003 at 12:55:27:


Tigress
Black rat snakes are pretty variable when it comes to coloration, and it is very hard to judge the color of one as a hatchling/yearling.

We have black rats here in KY that dont attain a true black color and maintain much of their pattern. Here is a picture of my black rat, he is a WC '01 and a little over a year and a half old.

Most black rats will retain some pattern, with the exception of the snakes from the eastern states or from southeastern Missouri where I grew up.
The coloration can be from dark grey to an olive coloration to solid black. Mine even has some dark golden coloration to him!! That is why I like the black rats so well, is the coloration of these beauties and their personalities are usually pretty chill.

Post some pics of yours
Good luck and Happy herping
Brian


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