Black/Yellow Rat Snake Intergrade?

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RowlandP
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Black/Yellow Rat Snake Intergrade?

Post by RowlandP » September 2nd, 2018, 7:17 pm

Not sure what to make of fellow's parentage. Whatever it is, it produced one spectacular Pantherophis. Thoughts? From coastal NC.

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BillMcGighan
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Re: Black/Yellow Rat Snake Intergrade?

Post by BillMcGighan » September 2nd, 2018, 8:23 pm

That's typical of the yellow/black variant integration area of the Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis). Go south or to the coast, they tend to lighten to a light green. Go inland and by Raleigh or north by Virginia and they're already pretty black.

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Re: Black/Yellow Rat Snake Intergrade?

Post by Mike VanValen » September 3rd, 2018, 8:59 am

Often called the "greenish" ratsnake.

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