Black Pine Snake
Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi
These big black snakes are one of the rarest serpents in the United States. They have been captive bred for years and are a favorite among hobbyists. Their bold coloring, hardiness, and ease in care and breeding have insured this "poor man's indigo snake" a lasting place the herp collections.
The Black Pine Snake Photo Page
The Black Pine Snake Information Sheet
Northern Pine Snake
Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus
These black and white snakes are classics. Very few large snakes are naturally white in color. The black overlaying pattern makes for a truly eye-catching reptile that has long been a favorite with collectors.
My Northern Pine Snake Photo Gallery
Kankakee Bull Snake
Pituophis catenifer sayi
The Kankakee Bull Snake locality descends from Illinois and has become popular because of its high contrast coloration and "tricolor" look. I collected my adult breeders myself.
Click here to see my Kankakee Bull Snake Photo Gallery
Pacific Gopher Snake
Pituophis catenifer catenifer
While herping the Santa Cruz Mountains a few years back, I caught a nicely colored and patterened female Pacific Gopher Snake. Though I've encountered many Pacific Gopher Snakes since then, it took a few years to find a similar looking male from the same area (Santa Cruz County).
Click here to see my Pacific Gopher Snake Photo Gallery