Bullsnake

Bullsnake

The bull snake is covered in yellowish-brown, gray, or black, leathery scales. Their heads and dorsal sections are marked by two or three black bars

The bullsnake is dark gray above and white below. Diet The bullsnake’s diet includes rodents, insects, frogs, and small reptiles.

They usually eat several times a day, sometimes eating up to 100 mice a night. The bullsnake lives and hunts primarily in savanna and woodlands, where it lives close to the ground.

The bull snake is not a terrestrial snake but will climb steep slopes to get away from predators. Like many snakes, it is a master of camouflage, blending into its surroundings

It is a generalist feeder, preying on mice, rats, frogs, snakes, and birds. They also eat large insects, frogs, and salamanders. It has been observed eating dead animals.

The bull snake is a territorial, solitary snake that breeds in cool or mild weather. It will lay 20-30 eggs into mud or an empidonium.

Bull snakes are considered important members of their ecosystems, and are often found in open grassland habitats. When used for rattlesnake control

Bull snake can grow up to 8 feet long. It has a dark brown or black color that fades to brown. They are about 8 feet long in their longest dimension

Texas is home to a number of subspecies of black-headed, and one subspecies of a copperhead, both of which can be found in East Texas.

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