One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A gopher snake of a race found on the plains and prairies of North America.
Pituophis catenifer sayi, family Colubridae
- ‘Police say burglars had broken in earlier that day, taking exotic animals and equipment worth £640, including two bull snakes, a pair of hypo geckos, two skinks and a corn snake.’
- ‘Old-timers in parts of eastern Texas and Louisiana recall meetings with what they call the ‘bull snake’ as intimidating experiences.’
- ‘Carlos and his father keep thirty-one snakes: twenty-five rattlesnakes of various species, four eyelash vipers, a bull snake, and Dave, the cobra.’
- ‘I used to work with pythons, but these two are bull snakes.’
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