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Great Basin Gopher Snake

Great Basin Gopher Snake is an American snake that is non-poisonous. A subspecies of the colubrid, this creature is known for its swimming, climbing and burrowing skills.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Pituophis
    Species P. catenifer
    Subspecies P. c. deserticola
    Scientific Name Pituophis catenifer deserticola


    Length 4.5 feet (137 cm)
    Coloration Patterns of brown to dark olive combined with beige or light yellow
    Distribution Found in teh USA in the states of Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oregon, Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington, as well as in British Columbia in Canada
    Habitat Deserts, coastal scrubs, grasslands, woodlands, agriculture land, and river banks
    Diet Lizards, insects, birds, bird eggs, and even small mammals
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size 3-24 eggs (average is 7)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on May 29th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 29th May 2017.

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