gopher snake


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Synonyms for gopher snake

large dark-blue nonvenomous snake that invades burrows

bull snake of western North America that invades rodent burrows

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It's a gopher snake," he said, "a good thing to have in your yard.
It doesn't rattle its tail," observed Sophia, who knows her snakes: The gopher snake indeed mimics the rattlesnake as a defense mechanism, coiling and striking "quite theatrically" when threatened, Applegarth said.
In the presence of a gopher snake, the squirrel's tail temperatures rose only 0.
Alternative perspectives on the diet of gopher snakes (Pituophis catenifer, Colubridae): Literature records versus stomach contents of wild and museum specimens.
Eichholz and Koenig (1992) showed that both visual and chemical cues were used by gopher snakes in finding nests of western bluebirds (Sialia mexicana) in artificial nestboxes.
He previously touched a gopher snake and a dead rattler.
The gopher snake, like all indigenous snakes, does an excellent job of reducing the entire rodent population.
NEWHALL - A 4-foot-long gopher snake dangling from the claws of a hawk Tuesday morning served as an electrical conductor - and the cause of a small brush fire in Newhall, a fire official said.
NEWHALL - A four-foot gopher snake dangling from the claws of a hawk Tuesday morning served as an electrical conductor - and the cause of a small brush fire in Newhall, a fire official said.
Photo: (1 -- ran in SAC edition only) A gopher snake entrances youngsters during a visit from Placerita Canyon Nature Center educators.
He also had on display blotched lizards, a bull python, red-eyed tree frogs, oriental fire-bellied toads, bearded dragons and a Great Basin gopher snake.
2--Color) (Ran in AV Edition only) Robert Lopez gets to know a gopher snake at the Devils Punchbowl nature center.
I've seen more rattlers, gopher snakes and king snakes,'' he said.
Large, yellow-brown, dark-blotched species such as bull and gopher snakes commonly appear around quiet, open country houses.
Diller LV and Johnson DR: Food habits, consumption rates, and predation rates of western rattlesnakes and gopher snakes in southwestern Idaho.