Florida Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus

Although snakes are feared by many, a world without them would be truly frightening! Snakes keep rodent populations down, helping to maintain a balanced ecosystem.

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ORIGIN:
Southeast United States

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HABITAT:
Scrub and forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: Up to 7 ft

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DIET:
Rodents, birds, lizards and eggs

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PREDATORS:
Skunks, birds of prey, alligators and larger snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 4-12 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
5-23 yrs in human care

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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