Louisiana Pine Snake

Audubon Zoo

The Louisiana Pine Snake is considered to be one of the most endangered vertebrates in North America. His demise is due to the decline in the pocket gopher (its dinner of choice) and the loss of longleaf pine forests. Audubon is one of the most important participants in this Species Survival Program (SSP), consistently reproducing multiple clutches each year, several of which have been released into the wild.

To see one of these amazing reptiles up close, visit the Reptile Encounter at Audubon Zoo!