|Common name: Trans-Pecos Rat Snake|
Species name: Bogertophis subocularis
Description: The Trans-Pecos rat snake has large, slightly protruding eyes, a pleasing pattern consisting of a series of dark, H-shaped blotches on the dorsum and a docile demeaner. An adult measures between 0.8 to 1.2 meters. The reptile is easy to hold since it is neither too long nor too short. It thrives well at night and feeds on rats and mice. It is hard to locate in the wild in daylight. The skin coloration is not bright and friendly for breeders and species collectors.
Distribution: The Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, north into Texas. Areas surrounding the Pecos River
Habitat: Desert, bushy areas and rock piles.
Foods: feeds on rats and other small vertebrates