Found on road 84 degrees. It was easy to catch but once in the pillowcase this snake began to hiss like crazy. It's breath heaves and it would let out a long opened moth hisssssssss. It sounded very much akin to a rattle snake. The snake was handled only briefly but it was so agitated that it attempted to strike multiple times. Even inside the pillow case it would strike at outside shadows and movement.
Raymond brought in a beautiful 5 ft bull snake (just shed its skin) and showed it to visitors
White pelican still here, green winged teal, orange-crowned warbler (in net), redhead, wigeon, spotted towhee (in net), turkey vulture, lots of swallows, single spotted sandpiper, bull snake (5')
Observed on several work site visits within about 100 to 200 feet of location where photo was taken. One individual approximately 3 ft in length.
This was a big snake.
The Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi) is a large non-venomous colubrid snake, widespread in the central part of the United States, northern Mexico, and southern Canada. It is a subspecies of the Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer). The epithet sayi is in honor of zoologist Thomas Say.