Monday, August 31, 2020

Pacific Gopher Snake

The Pacific gopher snake is found from central California to northern Oregon. It has dorsal blotches, or saddles, that are dark to chocolate brown and side blotches that are usually brown or gray. Its overall color is straw to straw gray. 

I saw my first one on a recent trip to northern California in Redwood National Park just outside the Tall Trees Grove. It was slithering across the trail and we caught it, took a couple of photos, and let it go. It was relatively small. 

1 comment:

  1. Fun to see a snake on our hike. I like gopher snakes more than most other snakes, having had more exposure to them. This was a nice one.