Venomous & Non-Venomous Snakes
The head and neck of the non-venomous gopher snake are nearly the same width. Bulges at the base of a rattlesnake’s head hold venom glands, forming a triangular shape.
Caution: this comparison is true for snakes in Eaton Canyon, but not necessarily other parts of the world or even this country. Never handle a snake in the wild!
Photos by Chuck Haznedl