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Pituophis melanoleuca mugitis
An endemic, threatened subspecies of the Pine Snake. This lady was perhaps 2.5 feet long, gorgeous, and seemed to enjoy the attention. She lives at the nature center at Wekiva Springs State Park. (the gentleman is our instructor).
Pine habitats , wherever there are Florida Gopher Tortoises. They Live in the tortoise's burrows . Snake doesn't bother the tortoise, and the tortoise doesn't seem to mind having a squatter residing with it !
Lat: 28.70, Long: -81.47
Spotted on Sep 13, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012