Lousiana Pine Snake
||Name:Lousiana Pine Snake|
|Scientific name: Pituophis ruthveni|
|Range: West Central Lousiana & East Texas|
|Habitat: Pine forests|
|Diet in the wild: rodents|
|Diet in the zoo: carnivore diet Mice and other rodents|
|Location in the zoo:Located in the Herpetarium|
Background color is buff to yellowish with dark brown markings near head and brown to russet markings near tail. Length: 48-56 inches belly is marked with black. Related to the bullsnake.
Louisian pine snake is possibly one of the rarest snakes in North America It is illegal to catch or possess these snakes in the state of Texas. It is mostly found in areas with sandy soils.
Special anatomical, physiological
The Lousiana pine snake's breeding season
is in the spring. Their eggs hatch in the fall.
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