Bull Snake

  • Scientific name: Pituophis catenifer
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Colubridae
  • Genus: Pituophis
  • Species: P. catenifer

Fun Facts


  • Bull snakes are harmless and named for their distinctive hiss, which sounds like a grunting bull.
  • In the West they are known as "gopher snakes."
  • In the East they are know as "pine snakes."
  • Bull snakes eat small mammals such as mice, rabbits, gophers, prairie dogs as well as ground nesting birds and also other snakes.
  • Bull snakes can grow up to 7 feet long.
Bull Snake