Thursday, October 04, 2007
I couldn't figure out if it was a Gopher Snake or a Bull Snake. But after researching this particular conundrum, I found that these two species are one in the same. So pick your favorite name!
Gopher snakes have a great defense. They look a lot like rattlesnakes at first glance. It takes a few seconds to examine the head and tail before you're confident that you're not in any danger. And by that time, the snake has usually crawled off into the bushes.