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Great Basin gopher snake

Pituophis catenifer deserticola


Adult gopher snake about 4.5 ft long. Beautiful dark and lighter pattern that resemble a chain.


Spotted on the Deep Lake Trail.


The Great Basin gopher snake is nonvenomous. Known to mimic rattlesnakes by flattening its head when threatened.

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Brian38 2 years ago

I was hoping to find a rattlesnake on my weekend excursion to eastern Washington. Instead I found a gopher snake. You're right I can't complain.

Tukup 2 years ago

Any day that includes a snake spotting has GOT to be a good day. Cool.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2019
Submitted on Jul 31, 2019

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