bullsnake


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bull′snake`

or bull′ snake`,



n.
any large, harmless North American constrictor of the genus Pituophis, as the gopher snake or pine snake, that feeds chiefly upon small rodents.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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Furthermore, we predict the Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata), Bullsnake, and Prairie Lizard (Sceloporus consobrinus) will be observed on the preserve if grassland habitats become drier with a concomitant reduction in vegetative density.
The unborn constellations Bullsnake and Cottonwood laze in morning sky.
The bullsnake, which is green with black spots on its back, was either taken or escaped from the owner's home in the North Strand area between 8.
O'Connor (2003) documented a much higher diversity of snakes with seven total species including large species such as the bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer), coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum), and western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).
The six-lined racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus), bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus), and eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinus) were also relatively common; however, I observed each in only two counties in northwest Indiana.
On some tapeworms from the bullsnake (Pityopis sayi), with remarks on the species of the genus Qochoristica (Cestoda).
The bullsnake is a diurnal predator on mammals and birds (including eggs of birds; Iverson and Akre, 2001) and is distributed from northern Mexico to southern Canada (Sweet and Parker, 1990).
Three species that were anticipated but were not observed in this study included the plains rat snake (Elaphe guttata emoryi), the dusty hognosed snake (Heterodon nasicus gloydi), and the bullsnake (Pitouphis melanoleucus sayi), since Delta County lies within the geographic limits of all three (Tennant 1985; Dixon 1987).
Lastly, few individuals of the bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer) were captured in 1993.
Estimates of Population Size, Measurements of Sex Ratios, and Reported Mortality Rates for Bullsnakes (Pituophis catenifersayi) at a Site in the Upper Midwestern United States.
Spatial ecology and habitat selection of bullsnakes (Pituophis catenifer sayi) at the northern periphery of their geographic range.
Environmental behavioral, and habitat variables influencing body temperature in radio-tagged Bullsnakes, Pituophis catenifer sayi.