Black Rat Snake [Pantherophis obsoletus]
Average Adult Length 3.3 - 5.8 Feet
As another Wild Things Environmental Education animal, Ember came to us in 2015. She was originally an unwanted pet and her origin beyond that is a mystery.
Black rat snakes can grow to be the longest snakes in New England measuring over eight feet long! A snake that size might have seemed like an exciting pet, but the truth is that snakes are a poor pet choice for most people and often pet snakes become unwanted and are abandoned or released into back yards. That’s the story with all of the Museum snakes.