Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Bull Snake in September
Bull Snakes are Minnesota's largest native snake, and used to be common around Springbrook. Development has made most disappear, but this one was healthy and large at 60 inches long.
Bull Snakes are often called Gopher Snakes because of their habit of eating pocket gophers. Their nose is more pointed than most snakes to help push into gopher mounds and then down into their tunnels.
They are excellant at rodent control, so I hope this one can find a good place to overwinter, and then finds Springbrook to be a good home.