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Bull-snake   /bʊl-sneɪk/   Listen

Any of several large harmless rodent-eating North American burrowing snakes.  Synonym: bull snake.

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"Bull-snake" Quotes from Famous Books

... they catched the great-granddaddy of all the bullsnakes up at Lead in the Black Hills. I was only a kid then. This wasn't no such tur'ble long a snake, but he was more'n a foot thick. Looked just like a sahuaro stalk. Man name of Terwilliger Smith catched it. He named this yere bull-snake Clarence, and got it so plumb gentle it followed him everywhere. One day old P. T. Barnum come along and wanted to buy this Clarence snake—offered Terwilliger a thousand cold—but Smith wouldn't part with the snake nohow. So finally they fixed up a deal so Smith could go along with the show. They ...
— The Boy Scouts Book of Stories • Various

Words linked to "Bull-snake" :   Pituophis melanoleucus, colubrid snake, pine snake, gopher snake, genus Pituophis, colubrid, Pituophis

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