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Pacific Gopher Snake

Pituophis catenifer catenifer

Description:

Saw this snake on the trail on the hill above Brickyard Cove in Point Richmond.

Habitat:

Hiking trail in Point Richmond, CA

1 Species ID Suggestions

Pacific Gopher Snake
Pituophis catenifer catenifer


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4 Comments

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thanks Chris Carille -- I believe you are correct!

misako
misako 9 years ago

what type of snake does your book suggest?

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 9 years ago

Not out of the realm of possibility. People buy "exotic" pets at pet stores and they either escape, or become too much to handle and are "released in to the wild" to fend for themselves...

RobertShinn
RobertShinn 9 years ago

every snake I saw in my book that looks like that marking, isn't supposed to be in your area...unless some person turned it loose there...

misako
Spotted by
misako

Richmond, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2011
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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