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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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