Sonora Gopher Snake

Sonora Gopher  Snake

Sonora Gopher Snake
Pituophis melanoleucus affinis

Size: approx 18 - 24 in.

Date: 5/31/01

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Notes: It seems quite a bit early for this small fellow to have just hatched (mating in spring, eggs laid June - August, hatch in 64-79 days), but, except for his size, the ID matches very well ( neither turned him over nor counted internasal scales). He was relatively passive, except for a tongue wiggle, while I was photographing him. After I left and took a few other pictures, he made his exit.