possible intergrade w affinis ssp
Located off camping sites near the playground climbing a tree
I heard something scurrying away into a beargrass then saw a snakes tail quickly disappear. When I moved around, I saw this bull snake coiled around the rat and heard the rat squeak a couple of times. It didn't take long for the snake to slightly loosen its grip. It looked over the body a little (it seemed particularly interested in its ears) then slithered away. It returned shortly after to have lunch.
Found crossing road and then got tangled in mesquite branches
DOR adult ; elevation 3415.35 feet; moon waning crescent; sky condition clear; pressure 29.81 inHg; humidity 57 percent. Salvaged under permit and donated to Texas Natural History Collections at University of Texas--Austin.
The bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi) is a large nonvenomous colubrid snake endemic to the central United States, northern Mexico, and southwestern Canada. It is currently considered a subspecies of the gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer).