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Louisiana and Texas

Louisiana Pine Snake

Logging, development and agricultural conversion combined with a naturally low reproductive rate have combined to make this one of the rarest snakes in the US.

 

At least 2/3 of its original habitat has been destroyed and the remaining snakes are found in only six isolated pockets of pine forest. 

 

HABITATOpen pine forests with sandy soil
DIETPocket gophers, other small rodents, amphibians, birds, eggs
LIFE Expectancy10-15 years

Fun Fact
The spotted gar has a swim bladder that acts as a primitive lung allowing it to breathe air at the surface.
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