Question 6 of 12

Which of these snakes frequently burrows?


Choose an option from the pictures below:


Correct! This is a Florida pine snake, Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus, and they spend a great deal of time underground, often in search of pocket gophers, which are a favored prey item. They eat a variety of other prey, however.


Correct! This is the the crowned snake, Tantilla relicta, a small snake common in much of Florida that is not frequently seen unless one looks in the leaf litter or under objects where they burrow.


Correct! This is a southern hog-nosed snake, Heterodon simus, and they frequently burrow to capture toads and frogs, their favored prey. The upturned nose scale (the rostral scale) is found in many burrowing snakes.


Nope! This is an eastern garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis. Though they may occasionally use burrows of other animals, as many snakes will, they do not burrow themselves.