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Juvenile Bullsnake Second imager capture: <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69732/second_bullsnake_capture.html" title="Second Bullsnake Capture"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2428/69732_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1587600010&Signature=I6d%2FGZh9ZuT644ytAKLZXuLSOQs%3D" width="200" height="118" alt="Second Bullsnake Capture Original image:https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69730/juvenile_bullsnake.html Bullsnake,Fall,Geotagged,Pituophis catenifer sayi,United States" /></a></figure><br />
Adult Size: Adults of this hefty snake differ in size populationally. Some may be adult at 3 to 4 feet. Most routinely attain a length of 6 to 7 feet. The largest authenticated example was 8⅓ feet long.<br />
Range: Over most of its range this is an abundant snake. Its range extends southward from the southernmost Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan to the state of Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico.<br />
Habitat: A snake of semiarid and aridlands, the bullsnake wanders widely, but is most often seen in and near clumps of vegetation or along watercourses or crossing roadways near livestock watering tanks. Bullsnake,Fall,Geotagged,Pituophis catenifer sayi,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Juvenile Bullsnake

Second imager capture:

Second Bullsnake Capture Original image:https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69730/juvenile_bullsnake.html Bullsnake,Fall,Geotagged,Pituophis catenifer sayi,United States

Adult Size: Adults of this hefty snake differ in size populationally. Some may be adult at 3 to 4 feet. Most routinely attain a length of 6 to 7 feet. The largest authenticated example was 8⅓ feet long.
Range: Over most of its range this is an abundant snake. Its range extends southward from the southernmost Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan to the state of Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico.
Habitat: A snake of semiarid and aridlands, the bullsnake wanders widely, but is most often seen in and near clumps of vegetation or along watercourses or crossing roadways near livestock watering tanks.

    comments (5)

  1. Fantastic capture! It looks like it has some iridescence on its scales? Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Posted one year ago
  2. Amazing shot! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy, could hardly get this guy to relax for the shot. Posted one year ago
  3. Stephen, I was just reading up on it and it seems Arizona is out of range for this species.:

    "Bullsnakes do not live in Arizona. All of the snakes that seem to be interchangeably called either Gophersnake or Bullsnake are all Gophersnakes. In Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima counties (where most of us live), they are all Sonoran Gophersnakes.

    Bullsnakes and Gophersnakes are both real snakes, subspecies of the Gophersnake species Pituophis catenifer. In Arizona, we have two subspecies of Pituophis catenifer: the Sonoran Gophersnake, Pituophis catenifer affinis, and the Great Basin Gophersnake, Pituophis catenifer deserticola. What you do not see in this list of Arizona subspecies, however, is Pituophis catenifer sayi … the Bullsnake. And even more confusing, since sayi is a subspecies of the larger Gophersnake species, that means that while some Gophersnakes are also Bullsnakes, all Bullsnakes are also Gophersnakes."

    What do you think? Seems it could be the Sonoran gophersnake? I'm definitely no snake expert, so please correct me if I'm wrong!
    http://www.californiaherps.com/snakes/maps/xpcateniferspeciesmap3.jpg
    Posted one year ago

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The bullsnake is a large nonvenomous colubrid snake. It is currently considered a subspecies of the gopher snake .

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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By Stephen Philips

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Uploaded Nov 24, 2018. Captured Nov 24, 2018 13:44 in Unnamed Road, Tucson, AZ 85739, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/7.1
  • 1/640s
  • ISO100
  • 286mm