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.
, 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).
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).
Predator Incubation Nestling # Events Snakes Fox snake (Elaphe vulpina) 3 2 5 Plains garter snake (Thamnophis 0 2 2 radix) Eastern yellowbelly racer 0 1 1 (Coluber constrictor flaviventris) Bullsnake
(Pituophis catenifer) 1 0 1 Small mammals Thirteen-lined ground squirrel 2 1 3 (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) Franklin's ground squirrel (S.
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).
Other potential nest predators have been observed on, or within, the immediate vicinity of our study sites, including: American badger (Taxidea taxus), long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), coyote (Canis latrans), mice and voles (Zapus, Reithrodontomys, and Microtus), Richardson's ground squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii), bullsnake
(Pituophis melanoleucus), prairie rattle-snake (Crotalus viridis), gulls (Larus spp.
Seven of the eight fledglings confirmed as depredated were tracked to live snakes, including six bullsnakes
(Pituophis catenifer sayi) and one plains gartersnake (Thamnnphis radix).
Environmental behavioral, and habitat variables influencing body temperature in radio-tagged Bullsnakes
, Pituophis catenifer sayi.