Sonoran Gophersnake

Distinguishing Features:

(Very Long Snake) up to 8 feet in length

Tan colored with dark blotches.

Underside is plain light-colored

Round pupils.

 

Reproduction:

Oviparous.

Produces up to 24 eggs in the summer.

 

Behavior:

BITES WHEN HANDLED!

Active at both day and night.

Primarily ground-dwelling with climbing capabilities.

Powerful constrictors.

When threatened it often raises its head to a striking posture, hisses loudly, and vibrates the tail.

This is a defense mechanism in its attempt to imitate a deadly rattlesnake. 

Habitat:

Wide-spread throughout entire state.

 

Hibernation:

Hibernates in the winter

 

Diet:

Preys on a wide variety of animals including rats, mice, rabbits, lizards, birds, snakes, eggs, and insects.

 

Life Span:

15-20 years

 

Other Facts:

Arizona’s largest snake!

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