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The Pine Snake

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One of North Carolina's largest snakes is the pine snake, which can attain a maximum length of over six feet. It is easily recognized by its whitish coloration and brown or rust-colored blotches down its back and by its loud hissing when disturbed. Because it feeds mostly upon rats, mice, and other small mammals, it is considered a beneficial species.