Why are we searching for Pinesnakes?
The last known Pinesnake (AKA Bullsnake) sighting from Virginia was in 1989, over 30 years ago. To manage these amazing animals, we need to gain a better understanding of their current distribution in Virginia. We feel several areas of Virginia have ideal habitats that could support Pinesnakes. We know not everyone shares our same passion for snakes, but Pinesnakes are important for ecosystems by preying on many creatures that cause homeowners problems, such as small mammals.
Many Virginians and visitors to our state spend time in the Commonwealth hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, watching wildlife, or just enjoying our natural wonders. When you are outdoors, please be aware of Pinesnakes. If you are outdoors in areas with sandy, well-drained soils or dry rock ridges, especially be alert for Pinesnakes.