Black snakes in trees

Asked April 28, 2016, 2:24 AM EDT

When I was a child there were black snakes that dropped out of the trees that were around 3ft. long and sounded like my father described as someone dropping a tire from a distance. Grandma was quick with the hoe. What kind of snake could that have been?

Macon County Illinois

1 Response

In Illinois, a black snake in a tree can only be a Black Ratsnake. These are harmless, beneficial snakes that eat rodents.