|Metallic Rat Snake
Adult. Metallic Rat Snakes have complicated color schemes that tend to defy easy description. To really appreciate the intricate colors and patterns they have to be studied in various lighting and positions. These animals are able to alter their general appearance, sometimes quite dramatically, in response to different environmental/seasonal conditions. The intensity of the longitudinal stripes seems to wax and wane over the course of a season as well. The misty remains of the juvenile pattern often influences adult pigmentation.