A large harmless North American snake with dark markings. When disturbed it hisses loudly and vibrates its tail.
- Pituophis melanoleucus, family Colubridae
- The Louisiana pine snake, one of the rarest snakes in the U.S., is relatively abundant on a managed forest in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, and scientists want to know why.
- The Louisiana pine snake is one of the rarest snakes in the United States.
- For years the pine snake survived relatively unnoticed on the property.
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