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Louisiana Pinesnake

The rare species of North America, the Louisiana pinesnake is a constrictor by nature. Due to its habitat loss it has been endangered.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class: Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Pituophis
    Scientific Name Pituophisruthveni 

    Size 3-4 ft; one reported with a size of 5.8 ft
    Color Brown or yellow bpdy with dark patches
    Distribution East Texas and west-central Louisiana
    Habitat Pine forests and savannas
    Diet Pocket gophers
    Hibernation Period Winter (December-February)
    Predators Human
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Breeding Season April-May
    Clutch Size 3-5 eggs
    Incubation Period 60 days
    Reproductive Age 3 years
    Average Lifespan Not observed but estimated 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

    Louisiana Pine Snake Pictures Gallery

    Published on December 24th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 17th June 2019.

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