Florida Pine Snake

Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus

Average size:  48-66 inches; Record 90 inches.  Young are 19-20 inches at birth.

Range:  From around Lake Okeechobee north throughout rest of state.

Diet:  Pocket gophers, small mammals and birds.

Status:  Special Concern.  Rare.  Population is decreasing mainly from habitat reduction.  Seldom seen spending up to 85% of its life in gopher burrows.

Hisses loudly.  When first encountered will hold its own by striking vigorously.  A large, powerful constrictor.  This is my favorite Florida snake.

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