Origin of rat snake
Examples from the Web for rat snake
All the roofs of the thatched bungalows swarm with rats, and in every house is kept a rat-snake, which kills and eats these rats.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'|Annie Allnut Brassey
A friend informs us that he once saw in these gardens a rat-snake of Ceylon devour a common Coluber natrix.Curiosities of Civilization|Andrew Wynter
The presence of a rat-snake (Zamenis mucosus) in a house at night is believed to bring good fortune to the inmates.
A person should postpone an errand on which he is starting, if he sees a cobra or rat-snake.
One the great serpent would select, would lap in scaly coils, crush to a red pulp and swallow as a rat-snake swallows a mouse.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard