Herps rock! Here's a photo of the head of a black rat snake. I'm also going to attach a pic of a racer's head (similar in appearance). The rat snake doesn't have the ridge over its eye that the racer has, giving the rat snake somewhat of a 'surprised' look.Thanks for this photo, it confirms my I D of the snke I recenly saw basking in my backyard ss a black rat snake. Various images/videos I got did not show the long tapered tail and narrow head. Do you or anyone else have any photos showing the head of this species?
I've always liked herps, had many turtles as a kid. Never got the whole "snakes are slimy" phobia, maybe because I grew up on the shore trapping/skinning eels for my dad to make into trolling baits for bluefish!