Definition of Pilot blacksnake
1. Noun. Large harmless shiny black North American snake.
Generic synonyms: Rat Snake
Group relationships: Elaphe, Genus Elaphe
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Literary usage of Pilot blacksnake
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1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"The typical pilot blacksnake is a serpent often confused with the Common ... pilot blacksnake, edge of the scales J a. Scales smooth, with satiny lustre. ..."
2. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"The Black Coluber or pilot blacksnake. C. obsoletus.—This- snake may reach a length of 8 feet or over and is frequently confused with the Common Blacksnake ..."
3. The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals: A Book of Personal Observations by William Temple Hornaday (1922)
"Sometimes a wild bird will sit still upon its nest while a big pilot blacksnake, or some other serpent equally bad, climbs up and poises its head before the ..."