Common Names: Yellow Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Pantherophis obsoletus quadrivittatus
First Described: HOLBROOK, 1843
Adult Size: 120-180cm
Temperament: Generally placid but can be a bit nippy as hatchlings
Temperature Range: Provide a thermal gradient between 28°(82°F) - 22°C (71°F)
Brumation: 10-15°C for 2-3 months if required
Reproduction: 5-30 eggs are laid per clutch hatching from 50-76 days at 25-29°C
Known Mutations: Albino, White Sided, Hypomelanistic
Natural History: Living in altitudes under 100m this species can be found in areas close to water such as marshes, swamps. Also found in agricultural land, sandy pine forests and prairies. A primarily diurnal snake although in the hot summer months will be more active in the evenings, an able swimmer and excellent climber.
Native To: USA
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IUCN Red List: Not Listed
Nature Serve Status: N5 - secure