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The San Diego Gopher Snake: a Photo Study
A Fast-Moving Reptile..
The San Diego Gopher Snake is a non-poisonous denizen ranging from Santa Barbara County, California, down into the Baja area of Mexico. It resembles the Great Basin Gopher Snake, but its pattern is subtly different if you look more closely. It can grow up to 4 or even 5 feet in length at full maturity. Our snake was found relaxing in the sun by Lake Silverwood, California, about ten miles below Crestline. Since it was camera-shy, I have substituted these stock images for you to enjoy. Later on, in the same general area, we encountered it again and got some very nice photos of it (May 2010).