bull-snake


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Noun1.bull-snake - any of several large harmless rodent-eating North American burrowing snakesbull-snake - any of several large harmless rodent-eating North American burrowing snakes
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
genus Pituophis, Pituophis - bull snakes
Pituophis melanoleucus, gopher snake - bull snake of western North America that invades rodent burrows
pine snake - any of several bull snakes of eastern and southeastern United States found chiefly in pine woods; now threatened
References in classic literature ?
The big yellow and brown ones won't hurt you; they're bull-snakes and help to keep the gophers down.