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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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In contrast, the ground squirrel tails didn't warm appreciably during similar taunting of a gopher snake.
In the presence of a gopher snake, the squirrel's tail temperatures rose only 0.
Variation in diet between subspecies was found in the northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) by King (1993) and the gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer) by Rodriguez- Robles (1998).
Gopher snakes can nab a rodent with surprising speed.
Other nest-raiding snakes observed in the area included coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum), red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis), and gopher snake (Pituorihis catenifer).
Johnson said the animals - including two great horned owls, an American kestrel, two red-tailed hawks, two gopher snakes, two king snakes and a rosy boa snake - seemed oblivious to the change, happy to gobble up the 15 rats and 15 mice on the weekly menu.
They include rattlesnakes, gopher snakes, rosy boas and mountain king snakes.
The only venomous snake native to California, rattlesnakes are distinguishable from nonpoisonous snakes such as king snakes and gopher snakes mainly by their heads and their tails.
As he made several warning feints toward my hand, I remember thinking in one smooth sentence: ``Hmmm, I wonder if gopher snakes have teeth - oh, yes, gopher snakes do indeed have teeth.
Critters include everything from black bears, mountain lions and rattlesnakes to skunks, gopher snakes and alligator lizards ``a foot long.
Groups such as the city of Glendale Park Rangers welcome children and offer information on subjects like the benefits of gopher snakes.
They slither across back yards, dip into pools and send a chill through residents like Camarillo mom Lynne Verbeck, who twice last week called for help removing adult gopher snakes from her back yard.
Pacific rattlers and gopher snakes are the varieties most commonly reported to the Los Angeles County animal shelter in Castaic.
Four gopher snakes, two king snakes, and an albino snake belonging to a teacher were taken from a classroom at Desert Rose School, at 37730 37th St.
To his friends and neighbors it seems like just yesterday that Justin Huish was a nice neighborhood kid who returned home from treks around the subdivision proudly showing off gopher snakes he'd caught.