Chance Encounter #5

Rat snakes feed on rats, mice, birds, and other reptiles. The black rat snake, as the name implies, is completely black except for a white chin. These snakes vary greatly in color in different areas of North Carolina, and more rare colors include an irridescent (reflects light) black that looks blue and gray and black. snakes are frequently misidentified as copperheads, to which they bear only a slight resemblance; unfortunately, due to people’s lack of knowledge and fear of snakes, rat snakes continue to be the victim of human persecution.

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