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San Diego Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer annectens)

Created: July 10th, 2012 - 12:20 AM
Last Modified: August 7th, 2012 - 08:32 AM
Entered by: Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad
Record 116482
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Orange County
Time:
2012-05-21 16:44:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
DOR
Habitat:
Inner City Empty Lot
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
67.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
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Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Found on inner city Freeway.

Pictures are from all directions. Very small habitat parcel, that was
plowed within 48hours of this DOR. Why do they plow needlessly, when
they can just mow the property, if fire control is an issue? This kind
of needless mismanagement of habitats needs to stop.

It's amazing to see such an old snake
living in such a small habitat section.


57 inch Snout to tail Length (large portion of tail is missing do to injury).
54 inch Snout to Vent Length.


Depositing snake into LA County Natural History Museum for future DNA Studies as this habitat has been isolated for many years. After deposit I will enter record number and tie it to this record. LACNHM#183241






Vouchers

Specimen deposited at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Comments

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I was road hunting for shoes that people have left behind when I found it, just sitting next to this dead snake.

Posted by Jeff Teel on Jul 10, 2012 at 02:23 AM

Very cool Brian. The real sad part though, is why someone would leave such a fancy shoe on the road you know...?, they were probably bummed when they got to work and realized this. Smile face thing.