Great Basin Gopher Snake

Pituophis cantenifer

The great basin gopher snake’s scientific name is Pituophis cantenifer. This snake is a non-venomous member of the Colubridae family and the largest snake species in BC.


A full grown great basin gopher snake averages about 70 – 200cm long. They are light brown or yellowish-brown in color with dark brown or black squares running from head to tail. Their under belly is a creamy color with irregular small dark blotches…

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