Florida Pine Snake

Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus
Barbour, 1921
Jasper Co., South Carolina. May 27, 2000.

From the car we could see the snake crossing the road ahead, crawling away from a large tract of pine trees in the process of being logged. There was a car pulled off nearby, but we quickly stopped and got the snake off the road. A man in the car was loading a pistol to ‘cap that snake’. We had arrived just in time. It was a nice find, and a nice save, too. The man wasn’t too upset that he didn’t get to kill the snake; after talking to him, it seemed like he thought it was just something that needed to be done. It’s hard for me to understand that kind of thinking.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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