texas rat snake eggs

Asked May 9, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

do rat snakes lay eggs inside walls or attics of homes they are in?

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1 Response

Normally rat snakes lay their eggs in dark, moist places like under rotten logs, in tree holes, under dead stumps, compost piles, etc. I have seen one reference regarding rat snakes laying eggs in the insulation in attics. I would say this is the exception rather than the rule. It is common for rat snakes to inhabit buildings during the winter, but once the weather warms up, they usually vacate attics and crawl spaces in search of food and mates. Hope this helps, and thanks for using Ask an Expert.

Jim