The northern pine snake is non-venomous and one of the few snakes that creates its own nesting borrow in exposed, sandy fields. The snake spends an excessive amount of time underground; using its small pointed head and tipped mouth to dig through the soil. To find its next meal, the snake will enter a rodent’s borrow and use its strong body strength to kill its prey. The snake tends to be more visible, and emerges to the surface during the spring and fall season.

Find me at EPZ

Location: Wildlife Lodge; Education Department

Arrived at EPZ: Eve - 05/23/2008