Gopher Snake Track
|Natural History of Gopher Snakes|
|Gopher snake found crossing a dirt road.|
|Gopher snake track crossing a dirt road.|
|Close-up view of the track in the photo above.|
|Trail of a gopher snake on dirt road.|
Gopher snake track showing the bends that the snakes makes to propel itself forward
|Squiggly snake track|
|Snake track with red arrow showing direction of travel|
|The snake making tracks|
|Gopher snake makign tracks|
|The tail has just made the track to the right|
|What the tracks of the snake above looked like|
|A large gopher snake I encountered in a field. It was easily three feet long!|
|Personal Notes on Gopher Snakes|
The gopher snake in the photo above was found in one of the buildings in camp. I took it away from camp and relocated it. The next day, I went into the same building and found the same snake again! It had returned! They must have a great sense of direction. Or they know their territory extremely well. I had photos form both days and compared them in detail and there was no doubt that it was the same snake. A reptilian homing instinct? Do reptiles have that capability? They must to some degree. It was quite a feat for this gopher snake to find its way home after being moved. Did it follow tracks? Maybe gopher snakes are trackers too! Fun to think about anyway....
|Gopher snakes can hiss and flatten out their heads so they look more like rattlers|
|This gopher snake is trying to look like a rattler|
|Gopher snake making tracks|
|View of the face of a gopher snake|
|Gopher snakes have pretty eyes|
|The tongue is used by the snake to sense its surrounding environment|
|A stretched out gopher snake with a ruler next to it for size|
|Gopher snake crossing dirt road|
|Gopher snake in a defensive posture|
|Side view of this beautiful snake|
|Gopher snake face|
|Gopher snake curling up in a defensive move|
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Updated: Sunday, July 8, 2012