Louisiana Pine Snake

The Louisiana Pine Snake is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Louisiana Pine Snake (Pituophis ruthveni) is a large, non-venomous constrictor of the Colubridae family. This powerful snake is notable because if its large eggs and small clutch sizes. More

The Louisiana pine snake (Pituophis ruthveni) is one of the rarest snakes in the United States. Yet the reptile is relatively abundant on a 30,000-acre (12,000-hectare) managed forest in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. More

Louisiana pine snake - one of North America's rarest reptiles - for more than 15 years. More

Louisiana Pine Snake, Pituophis ruthveni Click to enlarge. * Other common names: bullsnake. * Identification: 25-65 inches. More

Conservation Branch, handles a wild Louisiana pine snake at the environmental office. The snake is studied and tagged before being released back into the wild. More

Similar Species The Louisiana Pine Snake (Pituophis ruthveni) of wc Louisiana and adjacent e. Texas, until recently considered a subspecies of Pituophis melanoleucus, is now considered a separate species. More

Louisiana Pine Snake Candidate Conservation Agreement Heralds Hope to Protect Rare Reptile News Releases Home Page Search the News Releases U.S. More

and establish management protection for the Louisiana pine snake (Pituophis ruthveni), a candidate for Federal listing, on National Forest lands in Texas and Louisiana, and on Fort Polk Military Reservation in Louisiana. More

Rates and Mortality of the Louisiana Pine Snake (Pituophis ruthveni). J. Herpetol., 36(4): 683-687. Jennings, R.D. & T.H. Fritts. 1983. The status of the black pine snake Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi and the Louisiana pine snake Pituophis melanoleucus ruthveni. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv. Univ. More

The Louisiana pine snake is related to the bullsnake. It is quite fast and is equipped with a muscular neck and conical head that allows it to scoop dirt aside and continue after its prey, successfully capturing it. Natural Diet:Pocket gophers. More

The Louisiana Pine Snake historically occurred in portions of west-central Louisiana and extreme east-central Texas (Jennings and Fritts 1983, Dundee and Rossman 1989, Conant and Collins 199, Rudolph in litt. 1999, Werler and Dixon 2000). More

The Louisiana pine snake is a very impressive snake. They are similar to other pines as far as size goes. In my opinion, though, they are more attractive. The blotches are usually some shade brown or reddish-brown. More

The specificity of Louisiana pine snake's habitat type is almost definitely the reason for their population declines. Populations are extremely dependent upon soil type; hence, their inability to spread west through the east Texas forests and east through the Mississippi floodplain. More

The distribution of the Louisiana Pine Snake does not overlap that of the Eastern Pine Snake. Eastern Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus) Identification: Snake 40 to 100 inches in length. A very large snake with a small head, head expanding toward its junction with the neck. More

Louisiana Pine Snake (Pituophis ruthveni) Identification: Snake 48 to 60 inches in length. A very large snake with a small head, head expanding toward its junction with the neck. Body color yellow, cream-white, or light tan. More

The non-venomous Louisiana pine snake, a candidate for federal listing under the Endangered Species Act, historically ranged throughout the longleaf pine ecosystem of western Louisiana and east-central Texas. More

louisiana pine snake smallCommon Name: Louisiana Pine Snake Scientific Name: Pituophis melanoleucus ruthveni Information Sheet - Louisiana Pine Snake - Introduction: Louisiana Pine snakes, which are the most attractive in the ‘pituophis’ More

to protect the Louisiana pine snake (Pituophis ruthveni) on Federal lands in Texas and Louisiana. Louisiana Pine Snake. More

The Louisiana Pine snake looks somewhat like a bullsnake, but bullsnakes have 40+ blotches, while pines have less than 40, usually around 33-34. Recently, this snake has been elevated from a subspecies (Pituophis melanoleucus ruthveni) to species status (Pituophis ruthveni). More

habitat for the rare Louisiana pine snake will benefit a host of other wildlife species that also live in East Texas pine forests, including game animals as well as other rare species. More

Common names

Louisiana Pine Snake in English - English
Louisiana Pinesnake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Pituophis
Species : Pituophis ruthveni
Authority : Stull, 1929