QUESTION: Will a bite from this snake kill you?
ANSWER: No, not unless you die of sheer fright. While its often mistaken for a western diamondback rattlesnake, the bull snake is non-venomous. Don’t tell the bull snake that though.
Bull snakes are know for delivering a very convincing rattlesnake impression. Not only does the bull snake inhabit the same region, it hisses, produces a rattling sound with its windpipe, and even vibrates its tail in dried leaves to fool potential threats.