1A large harmless yellowish-cream snake with darker markings, native to western North America.
- Pituophis catenifer, family Colubridae
- The poles of the Earth are not plumb either, just like the chalk stars in constellation over a gopher snake.
- The next a big gopher snake, fat with spring voles, suns itself on the mown grass.
- In Paradise Valley we found such a place where we could exchange the unctuous reptiles of Hollywood for far less pretentious alligator lizards and gopher snakes.
1.1 (also blue gopher snake) another term for indigo snake.
- In the wild it often inhabits gopher burrows, hence the common names gopher snake or blue gopher snake.
- Because it seeks refuge in gopher tortoise burrows, along with diamondback rattlesnakes and many other organisms, in some parts of Florida the indigo is called the 'gopher snake'.
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