This page is dedicated to the dissemenation of knowledge regarding the North American Ratsnake species. These include the genera Elaphe, Bogertophis, and Senticolis. All of these taxa are moderately large to very large colubrids that inhabit extremes of habitat ranging from true deserts in Baja California and the Big Bend of Texas to upland coniferous forests in the Appalacians and in southern Canada.

This page covers each species and subspecies of ratsnake found in North America. Both wild and captive color and pattern variations are documented - however, with the ever-increasing numbers of cornsnake cultivars appearing on the market, I am bound to miss something. If you find that I've missed something that you've been working on or that you have a particular interest in, feel free to contact me about authoring your own write-up.

Enjoy! Troy Hibbitts

General Species Information

Ratsnake Forum

Ratsnake of the Month

The fine print . . .

Many thanks go out to Jeff Barringer, for continuing to provide an avenue for content based pages focusing on herps on the world wide web. Thanks also must go out to all the people who helped make this page possible by providing pictures and information, in addition to writing pages for me. Where possible, I have provided links to those individual's email or homepage. Finally, I would like to thank my beautiful wife Marla, for sharing my enthusiasm for herps in general. Her continuing help as a photographer, photographic assistant, and keeper of animals has and continues to enrich my life.

Troy Hibbitts

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