Pine Snake

The pine snake is a species of nonvenomous, colubrid snake native to the eastern United States. They are one of the most common snakes found in North America.

Pine Snakes have a wide variety of traits, ranging from medium-sized to very large. Some common traits among the species are:

Pine Snakes are best known for their yellowish-grey or reddish coloration, and heavy triangular scales on the back and underside of their bodies.

Pinesnakes are highly secretive, especially during the early stages of their life. They are also often shy and nervous about their surroundings.

Pine snakes feed primarily on rodents and snakes. They are excellent climbers that occasionally venture into buildings to eat rodents hiding in crevices.

Young pine snakes are vulnerable to predation from other snakes, which includes the coral snake and copperhead.

The common name “pine snake” originates from the fact that these snakes often kill and eat rodents such as mice, voles, rats, and rabbits.

Pine snakes shed their skin only twice a year, during the spring and fall. These snake sheddings occur in late summer and early fall, and snakes emerge in the spring

Pine snakes are very thin, weighing between 8 and 14 ounces, with a length up to 8 inches. The snake’s color can range from olive green, gray, or brown to reddish-brown