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San Diego Gopher Snake

 

San Diego Gopher Snake

Pituophis catenifer annectens


 

Fun Facts:

 

  • Commonly seen near the trails at the Wetlands, they are seen a lot especially during the spring (males that are searching for a mate) and during the fall (when there are hatchlings).
  • Their coloration is tan, light brown or yellowish, with large brown and black rounded blotches along their back and smaller ones on their sides.
  • Gopher snakes are also known to flatten their head and vibrate their tail in order to mimic a rattlesnake!
  • They are good burrowers, climbers and swimmers!

 

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Photography by:

Sanford Adleman, Peter J. Bryant, Molly Burdick-Whipp, Richard Fitzer, Ross Griswold, Peter Knapp, Paul Marto, Michelle Moberly, Lou Ann Murray, Austin Parker, Bob Seabourne, Steve Smith, Vince Thomas.

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