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  • French
    • couleuvre à nez mince des Prairies
  • English
    • Bull Snake
    • Bullsnake
  • Scientific Names
    • Pituophis catenifer sayi
    • Coronella sayi
    • Ophibolus sayi
    • Pituophis melanoleucus
    • Pituophis melanoleucus sayi
    • Pituophis sayi sayi

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What

Bull Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

ksrhs00

Date

May 19, 2013

Description

The snake was crossing a dirt, ranch road in a relatively open area (25-30% brush cover). Mesquite dominated brush mottes (2-3 meters tall) were interspersed throughout a 200-300 acre area. Grasses, such as Kleberg bluestem, Hall's panicum, and buffalograss, dominated the areas between mottes.

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Bull Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

ksrhs00

Date

April 10, 2013 12:13 PM CDT

Description

The snake was crossing a dirt, ranch road. The surrounding community was a mixed brush community with little herbaceous cover, aside from the Kleberg bluestem surrounding each prickly pear clump. Common brush species included blackbrush, granjeno, persimmon, desert yaupon, armargosa, and brasil.

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Bull Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

ksrhs00

Date

April 6, 2013 10:48 AM CDT

Description

The snake was underneath a large huische tree growing in a low area. Kleberg bluestem, bermuda grass, mexican hat and plains bristlegrass dominated the surrounding area. The snake retreated to the east of its original location and took refuge in a mixed brush community dominated by armargosa, granjeno, mesquite, huisache and prickly pear.

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Bull Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

yatinkalki

Date

September 15, 2014

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Bullsnake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

swanson

Date

June 1, 2014 09:00 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Bullsnake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

ronsavage

Date

October 8, 2006

Description

Large specimen, 6+ ft., gorgeous,

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Bullsnake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 26, 2012 08:48 PM CDT

Description

DOR adult male on FM 2050. GTS 1263 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). UTA-R 60259. Map point is approximate.

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Bullsnake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

June 6, 2008 07:40 PM CDT

Description

Adult male AOR on Pandale Dirt Road. Imaged only. GTS 600. UTA-DC 7238.

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bull snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

texasblonde

Date

November 15, 2014 02:27 PM CST

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Bull snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

cw06sm121113

Date

July 23, 2014 10:22 AM MDT

Description

About 4 feet long, with a slight green tint to its skin. The snake just lay there on the road, only sticking its tongue out when I got closer. It had light brownish green scales with darker oval patterns. The patterns turned to rings as they near its tail.

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Bull Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

April 5, 2013 11:17 PM CDT

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What

Bull Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

May 18, 2012 03:41 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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).

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Conservation Summary

No range data available.