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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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