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gopher snake

noun
1.
a bullsnake, Pituophis melanoleucus, of western North America, that invades burrows to prey on rodents.
Origin of gopher snake
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40
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  • On our way to the tree we came on a gopher snake four feet long.

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
  • The gopher snake coiled, then slipped away silently through the grass.

    The Strength of the Pines

    Edison Marshall
  • The gopher snake was three or four feet long, and lay as straight as a stick across our path.

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam

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