Tan or gray body with 41-56 brown blotches edged with black
down the middle of the back. Anal scale is divided. Scales weakly
keeled on middle of back, scales of sides are smooth.
Rocky draws and hillsides normally near water.
Typical adult length: 61-91 cm (24-36 in); Maximum 62 inches
(Collins & Collins 1993).
Rodents, lizards, snakes and small birds; kills by constriction.
History: This rat snake hunts largely in the evening and
night. Like our other rat snakes, the Great Plains Rat Snake
will vibrate its tail when alarmed and may bite and defecate
if handled. However this species seems less aggressive than
our other rats snakes. This snake is considered beneficial as
it eats large numbers of rodents. This snake is often called
the Corn Snake in Nebraska.