Ratsnake Crawling Over Rocks

By | August 14, 2020

This Ratsnake was crawling over rocks on the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. When I was a kid, I knew these snakes as Chicken Snakes. Occasionally, Rat Snakes are found near chicken coops and hen houses, where they may often feed on chicken eggs.

Ratsnake Crawling Over Rocks
Ratsnake Crawling Over Rocks

How I Got The Photo – Ratsnake Crawling Over Rocks

I exited my pickup to photograph this Ratsnake while hand-holding my camera.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: June 4, 2020
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/75 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 3200
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Exposure Compensation: +1 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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