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Cape Gopher Snake

The Cape Gopher is a species of extremely colorful and docile snakes that do not carry venom. They are highly popular as exotic pets in the pet trade.

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

    Other Names Baja gopher snake
    Length 36–66 in
    Color Patterns in shades of orange upon a bright yellow base
    Distribution Extreme southern Baja California Sur, Mexico
    Habitat Diverse habitats including deserts, dry tropical forests, arid tropical scrubs, desert shores
    Diet Small rodents, birds, and eggs
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Spring to summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

    Cape Gopher Snake Pictures Gallery

    Published on December 28th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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