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 Gopher Snake???

My son has been wanting a snake. A couple days ago his Grandmother brought him a snake that Grandpa caught in the garage. Never having owned a snake before, I have done a ton of research on the Internet and have decided we have a gopher snake. However, I thought why not let the experts confirm it. these pics aren’t the best, but I hope good enough for confirmation of my suspicions. I appreciate any help.

05/08/12  02:06am


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  Message To: AzBigPapa   In reference to Message Id: 2265641

 Gopher Snake???

Looks like a nightsnake (Hypsiglena torquata). Has the classic dark "collar" on the neck. Also, look at its pupils during daylight. Nightsnakes have verticle pupils, gophers on the other hand, have round pupils. Nightsnakes are "rear-fanged", mildly venomous snakes that pose no danger to humans as the large ones rarely exceed 22 inches in length. Hope that helps...

05/20/12  01:00pm


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  Message To: Gopherdude   In reference to Message Id: 2266979

 Gopher Snake???

Looks kind of like a garter, but I can’t tell the picture is a little blurry.

05/26/12  04:03pm


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  Message To: Baja   In reference to Message Id: 2267749

 Gopher Snake???

I am going with the Night Snake ID as well.

08/30/12  02:08pm

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