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Pacific gopher snake Pituophis catenifer

Animals in our sanctuary

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Ophis is een van de zovele slangen die door particulieren worden gehouden, maar die de zorg voor de dieren niet aankunnen. Ze worden binnengebracht door de particulieren zelf, ze worden in beslag genomen of worden opgevangen nadat ze gedumpt werden en door andere mensen gevonden.

Where does he feel most at home?

The Pacific gopher snake likes to live in the drier regions of North America, such as dues and semi-deserts.

What’s his favourite food?

They mainly eat rodents and birds, but also eggs, insects and lizards.

Fun fact

These snakes have a strange defensive behaviour: they inflate their body completely and roll it up in the typical attack position. Than use their blunt nose to strike.

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