Florida Pine Snake

Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus

The Florida pine snake burrows in sandy soils of pine woodlands and scrubland in the Southeastern United States. It primarily preys on pocket gophers, but also eats other small mammals, lizards, and eggs. Though non-venomous, it will inflate its body, rattle its tail and hiss loudly when threatened.

Fact File

lengthLength: up to 7ft.
dietDiet: small mammals, birds and bird eggs
exclamationRisk Status: Species @ Risk (Species of Special Concern—Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)