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bull snake

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Any of several large, nonvenomous North American snakes of the genus Pituophis that have yellow and brown or black markings and feed chiefly on rodents. Also called gopher snake.

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(Animals) any burrowing North American nonvenomous colubrid snake of the genus Pituophis, typically having yellow and brown markings. Also called: gopher snake
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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In addition to more than the normal amount of mice caught in traps inside the building, a 4-foot bull snake was spotted indoors last month before Schmidt and another employee captured it and returned it to the great outdoors.
SLITHERING FRIEND: Anya Finch, aged 11 of Brighouse, and animal care technician Morna Glew with a North American bull snake at last year's annual open day
The new well that probably chased out the bull snake, soon supported the human habitat appearing west of our little ranch/farm.
Tracey said it was the same animal snapped eight weeks ago by her neighbour on her patio and has been identified as a bull snake, which is native to America and kept as a pet even though it has a reputation for being aggressive when it is disturbed.
We later learned from Brad that the second snake was actually a bull snake.
One women even found a 6ft bull snake in her kitchen cupboard.
But brave Gerry Flood strolled up to the hissing reptile, a Californian bull snake, and removed it from the site.
A POT-BELLIED pig, a five-foot bull snake, four pups and two cats make up a bizarre band of abandoned animals dumped within days of one another in Ireland.
Incredibly, the six-foot North American bull snake slithered around for two months with the bulb in her stomach.
The bull snake reappears as a powerful symbol of regeneration and creation.