Western Rat Snake Animal Pictures

Pantherophis obsoletus

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closeup of ratsnake head on brown background

closeup of western rat snake
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Many western rat snakes have a white chin.

wild western rat snake in Texas

Young Western Rat snake
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Texas ratsnakes are a subspecies of western rat snakes that come in many colors but darken with age and lose some of the patterns.

Western ratsnake

adult western rat snake in defensive posture
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Western ratsnake showing 'S' shape in defensive posture.

adult western rat snake on woodchips

Western rat snake
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Western rat snakes darken as they mature lose most of the pattern on their heads and bodies.