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Tiger Rat Snake Spilotes Pullatus

One of the largest snakes in the Americas, the tiger rat snake is long and slender with a distinct-looking head.

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ORIGIN:
Central America

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HABITAT:
Forested areas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: Up to 10 ft

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DIET:
Squirrels, rodents, birds, lizards, frogs and other snakes

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PREDATORS:

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Bites and holds prey against a solid surface; neck inflation; rattle tails

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REPRODUCTION:
Around 8–14 eggs are laid, which hatch after 73–76 days

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THREATS:

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 15 yrs

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