Pituophis melanoleucus

Ace arrived at the ONC in August 2022 at the age of 10. His owners could no longer keep him. He is quite comfortable with humans and has his first job as an educator. He gets paid in mice instead of cash. Ace is huge and children love it when he is taken out of his carrier at programs. If snakes cand be described as sweet natured then Ace is the poster snake of sweetness.  

  • Average Weight: 4-8 pounds  
  • Length: 48-89 inches 
  • Lifespan in Wild: unknown  
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 20 years 

Fascinating Facts: 

Black Pine Snakes are powerful constricting snakes that can grow up to 7 feet in length and hiss loudly and vibrate their tails when encountered. Pine Snakes have a very pointy snout and eat Pocket Gophers, but will also eat other small mammals, birds, and bird eggs. 



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