what kind of snake is this?

Asked May 29, 2016, 2:32 PM EDT

Hi -

We came across this snake on a golf green in La Quinta, California near the water but on the grass.

Any thoughts on what kind it is? Thanks,


Riverside County California

1 Response

It's a Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer), a large, harmless (non-venomous), rodent-eating species.