No black rat snakes do not bite. They are non-venomous constrictors and kill their prey by wrapping their bodies around it and squeezing it until it suffocates.
Do black rat snakes bite?
Black rat snakes do not have venom and are not considered dangerous to humans however they will bite if they feel threatened.
What does a black rat snake look like?
Black rat snakes are black with a white chin and belly.
They can grow to be up to 4 feet long.
Where do black rat snakes live?
Black rat snakes are found in the eastern United States.
What do black rat snakes eat?
Black rat snakes eat rodents such as rats and mice.
How do black rat snakes kill their prey?
Black rat snakes kill their prey by constricting them.
Are black rat snakes venomous?
No black rat snakes are not venomous.
Do black rat snakes make good pets?
Black rat snakes can make good pets if they are properly cared for but they are not recommended for first-time snake owners.
How long do black rat snakes live?
Black rat snakes typically live for 10-15 years but some have been known to live for up to 20 years.
How often do black rat snakes shed their skin?
Black rat snakes shed their skin 2-4 times per year.
How can you tell the difference between a black rat snake and a garter snake?
Black rat snakes are usually black with a white chin and belly while garter snakes are usually green brown or black with stripes.
What is the difference between a black rat snake and a black racer?
Black rat snakes are typically found in the eastern United States while black racers are found in the southeastern United States.
Black rat snakes also have a white chin and belly while black racers do not.
Are black rat snakes endangered?
No black rat snakes are not currently endangered.
How can you tell the difference between a male and female black rat snake?
Male black rat snakes typically have longer tails than females.
What is the biggest black rat snake on record?
The largest black rat snake on record was found in North Carolina and measured 8.
9 feet long.
What do baby black rat snakes look like?
Baby black rat snakes look like miniature versions of adults and typically measure 10-12 inches long at birth.