How big do you estimate he/she was? I had a TX Bully for 18 years, who was a little over 8 feet when he finally passed away last summer. I love the Pituophis genus, such an interesting and lively bunch of constrictors! I've currently got a big female Northern Pine that I caught while road-cruising about a month ago, who is a tad over six feet, and she is an absolute doll except while she's in shed. She was all hissy and defensive like this snake when I first caught her and was pretty thin, probably having just laid eggs, but she quickly calmed down once she realized her bluff wasn't working with me, lol.