Date: 9/29/20 9:47 pm
From: Betsy Mooney <wingblossoms...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] "rattlesnake"
It is mimicry and all Gopher Snakes know how to do it. If you google Gopher
Snake mimicry, there are videos that show this. It's their defense and
works well!

Betsy Mooney
Santa Barbara/Goleta

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 8:51 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> wrote:

> That's very interesting. I thought the body markings and shape looked like
> a Gopher Snake too but then saw the head and agree that looks like a
> rattlesnake. I suspect this is some kind of mimicry.
>
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 8:41 PM Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks to those who enlightened me about the “rattlesnake” that turns out
>> was a gopher snake assuming the shape and posture of a rattler. That
>> triangular head sure had me fooled.
>>
>> .
>>
>> Rob
>>
>> --
>> Rob Denholtz
>> Carpinteria
>>
>>
>
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> Nick Lethaby
> Goleta, CA
>
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> Mobile: 805 284 6200
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>
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> Nick Lethaby
> Goleta, CA
>
>
>


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