Thursday, July 23, 2009


According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, you should be happy to see a black rat snake in your back yard, as it feeds on critters most people like even less:


Note: I've been told by a long-time reader that you would probably be happier if a king snake took up residence in your yard. The black rat snake apparently has something of a reputation as a biter (not venomous, but still hurts), while the king snake prefers to put the squeeze on its prey in true constrictor fashion-- and most humans are way too big to be considered prey by North American constrictors.

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