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Bull Snake

Pituophis catenifer say


The average adult ranges between 4 – 6 ft. in length. The longest specimen ever recorded was 8′ 2″, but finding individuals this size is unusual. Their base color is normally yellow, and they have patterns/blotches of black, brown, white, or red. A number of different color morphs have been identified, including albino and white variations of the standard color.


To prefer arid regions to areas of high humidity and rainfall. They can be found in coniferous forest, farmland, woodlands, and grasslands. As they are a subspecies of gopher snake, they commonly live in burrows underground. This species will either dig its own burrow, or usurp the burrow of an unfortunate rodent.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2020
Submitted on May 1, 2020

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