Photo 5595, (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)

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Associated observations

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What

pacific gopher snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer

Observer

kueda

Date

September 27, 2009 07:05 PM PDT

Description

One of several young (YOY?) gopher snakes I saw last night. This one was feisty! Flattened heat, hissing, biting, rearing, all the good stuff. At one point it lunged at me, leaping at least a full body length to attack my hand (just missed). It's so much cuter when they're not 3 ft long.

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