Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Sonoran Gophersnakes

I found 2 large, adult Sonoran Gophersnakes (Pituophis catenifer affinis) within 50 feet of eachother in the early evening in April. Neither wanted to fight, which was a little uncommon for these guys. It left me a little disappointed, because it’s fun to see these large constrictors put on their impressive show of puffing, hissing, and strikes.

Oh well, still good to see them.

Sonoran Gophersnake
Sonoran Gophersnake
Pituophis catenifer affinis
Pituophis catenifer affinis

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2 Responses to “Sonoran Gophersnakes”

  1. John Lindsay says:

    Hi Do you breed Sonorans? I just lost two and I want more. They are great snakes.

  2. Bryan says:

    I don’t breed them (It’s illegal to do any commercial activity in Arizona), but if you live here, they’re easy enough to find. They are great snakes … I have 2.

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