North American Racer Or Rat Snake?

I asked people on Facebook if this snake was a North American Racer or Rat Snake? The majority thought this was a North American Racer. What do you think?

North American Racer
North American Racer

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 3, 2022 (10:23 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • ISO: 640 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.3
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-24T03:53:50-06:00July 19, 2022|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on North American Racer Or Rat Snake?

Snake Rising

I spotted this snake moving through some vegetation while I was walking a trail at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I think this is a North American Racer. Snakes will rise like this so they can get a better look at danger.

Snake Rising
Snake Rising

How I Got The Photo: Snake Rising

I was walking the Horton Slough Trail, and I was hand-holding my camera when I photographed this snake.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: September 14, 2008 (1:43:53 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 400
  • White Balance – Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 210 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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2020-09-19T10:07:56-05:00September 19, 2020|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Snake Rising
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