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Behavioral Ecology

Great Plains rat snake - Pantherophis emoryi

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  • 24-48 inches total length
  • Found in rocky areas of open woodland and prairie
  • Active at night
  • Feed on small rodents, bats, and birds
 

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Interesting fact:
  • The hatchlings of juvenile Great Plains rat snakes are practically indistinguishable from those of the black rat snake and adult Great Plains rat snakes are difficult to tell apart from adult prairie kingsnakes.
 
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