Question 4 of 12

Which of these snakes climbs trees readily?


Choose an option from the pictures below:


Correct! This is a rough green snake, Opheodrys aestivalis, and is highly arboreal.


Correct! This is a yellow rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata, and it spends a great deal of time high in the trees. In cross-section, the body of rat snakes is shaped like a loaf of bread to better grip vertical surfaces when climbing.


Nope! This is an eastern hog-nosed snake, Heterodon platyrhinos, and it is a burrowing snake, not a climber.


Correct! This is a peninsular ribbon snake, Thamnophissauritus sackeni, and we have seen adults high in the trees on several occasions, once feeding on tree frogs.