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Pantherophis obsoletus lindheimeri (Texas Rat Snake)

Harris County, TX 01-22-14

 

Just as last year, a Texas Rat Snake was the first large colubrid to turn up in the new year.

 

Last winter (late 2012) I set some tin out in my neighborhood park. Walking my dog on this moderately warm day, I decided to check the tin and was pleasantly surprised to find this rather torpid serpent.

 

This may in fact be the same young Texas Rat Snake that I found nearby last February , though grown up a little bit.

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Taken on January 25, 2014