Common name : Texas rat snake, Pilot black snake
Scientific name : Elaphe o. obsoleta
Family : Colubridae
Native to : Central North America
Interesting fact : They pretend to be venomous by rattling their tails.
Conservation status : Least Concern
Albinos are white and not black as they lack the enzyme for the black pigment. Experts at climbing up trees, they squeeze their prey till they suffocate and die. Rodents make up their meal. Flicking their tongues in the air, they can sense predators and prey. As they are not poisonous and come in many different colours, they make good pets.