Pacific Gopher Snake - Pituophis Catenifer by John Worden

Photo courtesy of
John Worden

Pacific Gopher Snake - Pituophis Catenifer by John Worden

Photo courtesy of
John Worden

 

Pacific Gopher Snake - Pituophis Catenifer by John Worden

Photo courtesy of
John Worden

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Native Species - Pacific Gopher Snake - Pituophis Catenifer

Gopher Snakes are large snakes with keeled scales. They are colored a straw or tan background with large dark brown blotches or saddles and smaller spots on the sides. Often there is a reddish cast on the back. The underside is cream or yellow with dark spots. They are active in the daytime and at night during hot weather. They often mimic rattlesnakes and are mistaken for them.

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