Crow’s Nest Fun Fact of the Day: Snakes Climb Trees

April 22, 2016

By Daniel Barringer

Some species also shape their bodies into an airfoil to fly (or at least control their descent), but that’s not the discussion we’re having here.


This beautiful black rat snake climbed a beech tree while I watched. This was a defensive move since I happened to be walking by with the lawnmower at the time.

We are fortunate to have black rat snakes, which are not poisonous, around the barnyard since they help control the mouse population there.