Found throughout the eastern half of the United States. Range extends north to New England and Michigan, south to the Gulf of Mexico, west to the Mississippi River and east to the Appalachian Mountains.
Terrestrial. Found in a variety of habitats including forests, swamps, fields, and residential areas.
Adult length of 3-6 feet long, but has been known to grow up to 8 feet long. Grey in color with dark grey to black blotches across dorsal and ventral sides. Retain juvenile coloration & speckled pattern into adulthood.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians