Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata
- Average size: 40-70 inches; Record 90 inches. Young are 11-17 inches
- Range: North-Northeast of Florida peninsula through the south central
area of the state.
- Diet: Rodents and birds.
- Status: Common
- Found near hardwood hammocks, pinelands, swamps, prairies,
marshes, residential areas, and agricultural fields.
- Commonly called "chicken snake".
- Yellow rat snakes are very capable of eating gray squirrels. Click on
the images below in sequence and see the proof. Photos taken by
Image #1, Image #2, Image #3, Image #4, Image #5,
Rachel holding the yellow rat snake