California Gopher Snake
|When annoyed gopher snakes can quickly become defensive.|
|They glare at you, flatten their heads, vibrate their tails and hiss loudly.|
|They will even raise their heads and strike repeatedly.|
|These displays are meant to scare off predators.|
|One of the largest and most aggressive gopher snake I'd ever encountered.
To see a baby gopher snake, click here.
|Most gopher snakes are sweet-natured and only want to be left alone.|
|Click here for photos of a gopher snake emerging/retreating into a hole.|
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