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 Is my snake a gopher




These are the two photos I have for my snake. I would really appreciate someone’s opinion. Thanks



10/15/10  11:52pm

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DyJohn
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  Message To: Snakebite0425   In reference to Message Id: 2181415


 Is my snake a gopher

I am not one of the wonderful snake smarty pants on this site ( they are really very helpful). I just got my first snake about 3 weeks ago. And he is a gopher...I can’t tell you if your snake is or not I just know that one of the ways I determined that mine was a gopher is that they do a pretty good rattle snake impression...they will flicker their tales real fast exactly like a rattler when they feel threatened. I don’t know if that helps...sorry that is all I can tell you. Good luck.



10/16/10  12:04am

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  Message To: DyJohn   In reference to Message Id: 2181417


 Is my snake a gopher

My snake has been handled since birth so I don’t think it ever feels threatened but thanks anyway



10/16/10  02:32am

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  Message To: Snakebite0425   In reference to Message Id: 2181423


 Is my snake a gopher

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It’s sort of hard to tell from the photos but it looks more like a garter snake to me. Do you know whether your snake was hatched from an egg or is ovoviviparous? Garters are ovoviviparous whereas pits and kings are egg layers.



10/16/10  07:50am

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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2181429


 Is my snake a gopher

I found some info that said it is quite common for a garter to eat fish, and I noticed on an earlier post that your snake does eat fish...so maybe that is what you have. In all the reading I have recently done trying to find out about my new little guy I have never come across anything saying a gopher would eat fish...just about any type of rodent that is size appropriate, but never fish.



10/16/10  11:25am

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Snakebite0425
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  Message To: DyJohn   In reference to Message Id: 2181455


 Is my snake a gopher

I talked to my friend and he said his snake didn’t lay any eggs so I got my answer. Thank you everyone moaning know my snake is a garter



10/16/10  12:09pm

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Imderrickjed
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  Message To: Snakebite0425   In reference to Message Id: 2181459


 Is my snake a gopher

nice garter, they are fun and love fish and worms.



10/21/10  09:47am

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Adamy
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  Message To: Snakebite0425   In reference to Message Id: 2181415


 Is my snake a gopher

is the head black??????



12/28/10  12:06am

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MacGoddess
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  Message To: DyJohn   In reference to Message Id: 2181417


 Is my snake a gopher

DyJohn, one way to tell if your snake is a Gopher snake is by the markings on its head. They usually have a dark line across the head in front of the eyes and from behind the eye to the angle of the jaw (which reminds me of a headband). Also, a small dark “tear-like” marking occurs below each eye (which reminds me of the eye makeup the band Kiss used). Also, they have round pupils, while rattlesnake pupils are vertical or "cat-like." See the pic below of my Pacific Gopher snake when she was just a few months old.



Although Gopher snakes can play the "Rattlesnake" game by shaking their tails and hissing, my Pacific Gopher has never done this.



01/04/11  12:32am


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