It’s not clear what killed this Texas Rat Snake. No trauma was obvious. He was found on the sidewalk just out side the Eco Park building in south Dallas. The snake was close enough to the road that it is like that he was struck by a passing car, but did not expire until he reached the side walk.
Texas Rat Snakes are among the longest snakes in the state. This individual was approaching 5ft/1.5m in length.