NORTHERN PINE SNAKES

PITUOPHIS MELANOLEUCUS

currently have two different localities of Northern pine snake in my collection both of which come from New Jersey

The first being one from Cumberland county, NJ from the dry Oak forests, the pine Barrens believed to be descended from original adults collected in the 1980's 

They are now and have been for some time a protected species, habitat loss, killing, poaching and illegal collecting has resulted in this.

Northern pine snakes vary greatly in colour from very dark individuals to pale grey colours but patterning is pretty consistent with large blotches that run down the top of the snake from head to tail.

The other locality I work with is the Ocean County, NJ variant these inhabit the same type of habitat as the others and are located approximately 90 miles North East of them.

My Ocean County Pines are a nice black and white colour typical of this locality, however colour variation does exist with some being different browns in colour.

HERE ARE THE  TWO DIFFERENT LOCALITIES OF NORTHERN PINE SNAKE THAT WE WORK WITH BOTH FROM NEW JERSEY, USA

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ