Please help ID this snake

Asked September 4, 2019, 11:41 PM EDT

We found this snake next to our home in Marion county just east of Salem. It’s living in a grassy area with shrubs and was also seen yesterday eating a mouse. We are hoping it’s a gopher snake but it isn’t matching any pictures. It’s about two feet long and about the thickness of a garden hose. Thanks in advance!

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

You are correct in your identification. It is indeed a gopher snake. Their coloration can vary and as you witnessed they are good for rodent control.