I spotted this eastern ratsnake crossing a trail at Cromwell Valley Park on May 20, 2015. It was a adult and seemed unconcerned of my presence, allowing me to approach within a few feet of it.
I estimated the length to be about 6 feet which puts it in the average range for mature ratsnakes. The eastern rat snake is Maryland’s largest snake with the largest on record measuring 8.4 feet.
Eastern Ratsnake at Cromwell Valley Park, Maryland on May 20, 2015.