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Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer)

Created: May 22nd, 2020 - 06:39 PM
Last Modified: May 22nd, 2020 - 06:39 PM
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Record 335714
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
San Diego County
Time:
2020-05-22 14:18:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Brick patio in yard abutting a natural canyon in the city of San Diego
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
72.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
58%
Sky Conditions:
Few clouds
Moon Phase:
New Moon
Elevation:
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Barometric Pressure:
29.88 mmHg

Notes

I have lived at this location on a canyon in the city of San Diego since 1993 and never seen a snake, though have had many other wildlife sightings. It took me a while to ID this snake as I didn't realize the markings can be so different between individuals of a species. It looks like this snake is out of it's range, which makes it more interesting. Unless my ID is incorrect. It was about 4 feet long. About 7-8" was hanging off the end of the brick. If you cannot see the snake's head and full length in one of the photos, click on it to open it up full size.

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