The term 'Ratsnake' is obviously one of dubious taxonomic value, an artificial pigeon hole that certain groups of animals may fall into. Some people would describe some animals as racers while others would happily proclaim them to be Ratsnake. The Foundations definition of 'Ratsnakes' are all animals that are currently or have been described as such, primarily concerning all species formerly described as Elaphe in the tome written by Schulz, 'A Monograph of the Colubrid Snakes of the Genus Elaphe (Fitzinger)'. We are however, also open to the discussion of any other snake commonly described as 'Ratsnakes', such as Rhynchophis boulengeri (Rhino Ratsnake), Ptyas, Spilotes & Spalerosophis species etc. in our eyes these snakes are also 'Ratsnakes'.

Distribution Map of Pantherophis obsoletus ssp.

Map showing the distribution of all North American obsoletus subspecies. ( North American Ratsnakes ) in the wild.
  • Clicking the snake icons will bring up an information bubble with more information about the subspecies occurance in that area.
  • Clicking anywhere on the map will bring up a pop up window with the elevation at that point.
  • Weather / Temperature / Cloud cover is shown in real time. Clicking will bring up more information and an additional link to view the weather on weather.com

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