Gopher Snake Animal Pictures

Pituophis catenifer

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Pacific gopher snake also known as Coast gopher snake, western gopher snake, Pituophis catenifer, a colubrid species in front of white background

Pacific Gopher Snake
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gopher snake by concrete wall
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Gopher snakes can measure between three and eight feet.

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The gopher snake is commonly misidentified as a Rattlesnake because of its markings and defensive behavior. It may hiss loudly, flatten its head, vibrate the tail, and strike when annoyed.

Common gopher snake
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