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Pacific Gopher Snake

(Pituophis catenifer cateniferis


Ranges from 2'-7' in length. Patterns vary, but colors range from black/brown to grey with yellow-white alternating spots or stripes. This specimen was approx. 6' long and had no banding pattern on the ventral side, typical of gopher snakes. They are non-venomous, and eat mainly small mammals, birds, eggs, and sometimes even bats.


They prefer grassy areas, meadows, fields, farmland where prey is abundant.


We found this specimen basking in the road, we picked him/her up and relocated it away from danger :)

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Spokane, Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 24, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012

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