Pituophis melanoleucus Pinesnake
Subspecies I've seen:
P. m. mugitus
Florida Pinesnake
Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus Florida Pinesnake
Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Brevard County, FloridaApril 19, 2004
Florida Pinesnake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus) Florida Pinesnake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus)
We were lucky to come across this large snake resting motionless on the pine forest floor. This type of snake is widespread in Florida, but is so secretive that it's not clear whether they are common or rare. They have a reputation for being belligerent, but this one was content to rest while I snuck up pretty close for some pictures.
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