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Behavioral Ecology

Bull (gopher) snake - Pituophis catenifer



  • 37-72 inches total length
  • Found in open grasslands and open woodlands
  • Active during the day
  • Feed on large quantities of rodents.


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 Interesting fact:
  • Bull snakes are mimics of rattlesnakes, behaving very much like a rattlesnake when threatened.  However, their "rattle" sound is actually a hiss, they don't have a rattle.  Many of these beneficial snakes are killed because of they are mistaken for rattlesnakes.



 bull snake