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black snake

see pseudechisporphyriacus. Called also red-bellied black snake.

Papuan black snake
see pseudechispapuanus.
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When I opened the airing cupboard, I instead found what turned out to be a Taiwan beauty rat snake.
Black rat snakes are somewhat common in the chicken coop, especially once wise to the presence of eggs, and copperheads are responsible for more snakebites in the O.
The Baird's Rat Snake (Pantherophis bairdi) is distributed throughout the Sierra Madre Oriental in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas in northeast Mexico and has limited distribution in west-central Texas (Werler & Dixon 2000).
The most common snakes encountered in the central part of the state are black racers, ribbon snakes, yellow rat snakes, banded water snakes, red rat snakes, pigmy rattlers, and an occasional indigo.
We captured 17 black rat snakes within nest boxes or near natural nests of golden mice.
The yellow rat snake was found in the park grounds and used in programming.
If Umm Sanim is on the edge of open desert then it is possible that snakes may occasionally enter gardens and houses, but they are likely to be the rat snake (Platyceps ventromaculatus), a long, thin snake with dark banded markings, or the equally thin sand snake (Psammophis schokari), the longest snake in Arabia.
Staff found the 20-centimeter (8-inch) Mandarin Rat Snake in the passenger cabin near the door late Sunday before passengers were due to board the flight bound for Tokyo from Sydney International Airport, Qantas said in a statement.
The facility was home to a two-headed Texas rat snake named Janus from 1978 until the creature's death to 1995.
These included the Common Cobra, King Cobra, Rat Snake, Sand Boa and Python.
The black rat snake, however, is on the endangered species list, with only five known populations of the snake statewide.
Brian called the SSPCA to come and deal with the Everglades rat snake, who's been christened Sid.