ORDER: Squamata
FAMILY: Colubridae
GENUS: Elaphe
SPECIES: guttata

Bloches of red, grey, or brown on a background of orange, red, tan or grey. On average, three feet long, maximum six feet.

Located primarly on east coast of US, from sothern new jersy to florida, extending to a western border of louisiana.

Eats rat, bat, lizards, small birds. Constrictor (strangles prey).

mature at two to three years of age. Mate from March to May, lay eggs in June or July, which hatch in August or September.

Popular as pets, non-endangered.

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