Great Plains Rat Snake
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Authored by: Garth Teitjen
||Emory's Ratsnake, Corn Snake
||A sender light gray with darker brown blotches running lengthwise down
their back. A distinct eye stripe. Scales are weakly keeled. Adults
are 18" to 72". Ventral surface flat.
||A snake of a variety of habitats, along stream courses, river bottoms,
on rocky hillsides, in canyons and arroyos. Found under logs, rocks
||A powerful constrictor. Secretive, found in burrows. Nocturnal during
warm weather. When caught excretes feces. Found on highways at night.
Is a good climber.
||Mates in early spring. Has clutches of 3-20 eggs.
||Forges on rodents, bats, birds and their eggs, lizards and frogs.
Young feed mostly on lizards.