My girls loved it when a red-tailed hawk dropped a live gopher snake
within 15 feet of them while we were out hiking, and they were thrilled when a coyote passed their bedroom window with a squirming jackrabbit in its jaws.
4 TOTAL BIRDS Reptiles Gopher Snake
Pituophis melanoleucus 4.
I told him, and he exclaimed, "Oh, Strawberry Hill--that's a gopher snake
Over in the celebration's Animal Kingdom, Springfield resident Sophia Hart, 7, held a gopher snake
at the Oregon Herpetological Society Tent.
In contrast, the ground squirrel tails didn't warm appreciably during similar taunting of a gopher snake
In another case a gopher snake
(Pituophis melanoleucas) was stretched out next to a fresh gopher mound, with its nose and about 15 cm of its body burrowed into the mound.
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).
I once foolishly ejected a gopher snake
from my observatory, only to realize later that it kept the rodent population under control.
The animals on display also included a barn owl, great horned owl, a gopher snake
, an opossum, a gray fox, a red-tailed hawk, and a skunk who was hidden in a barbecue.
Other nest-raiding snakes observed in the area included coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum), red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis), and gopher snake
Participants received free plants, bags of pamphlets, and were offered the chance to hold a gopher snake
, courtesy of the Placerita Canyon Nature Center.
Wildlife Waystation volunteer Melissa Fonteboa explains how the gopher snake
she is holding differs from a rattlesnake.