Species information


Black Pine Snake

Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi

Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi - Black Pine Snake


Common name

Black Pine Snake

Scientific name

Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi




The Black Pine Snake is a large thick set colubrid. The background colour is brown or black on which are set black saddles, on some darker specimens these saddles aren't even visable.



The Florida/Alabama border.


Adult size



Approx lifespan

Upto and occasionally beyond 20years.


REcomended vivarium size

A 4x2x2ft vivarium should be the minimum considered for a mature Black Pine Snake


Basic set up type

Dry savannah, this snake may climb occasionally so it may be worth providing a few sturdy branches. Provide hides in the warm and cool end.



A diect consisting of rodents is best for the Black Pine Snake.




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