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Red-tail hawk feasts on gopher snake

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 6:09 am in Gopher, Gopher snake, Red-tailed hawk.

Red-tailed hawk feeds on gopher snake. Look carefully through the branches and you’ll see the snake’s body hanging down. Photo by Marina Chainey, Richmond, CA
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The gophers are plentiful in Wildcat Regional Park and I’ve been watching many raptors make meals of them.  Apparently the gopher snakes are also partaking in the bounty.  However, this gopher snake became a meal for a Red-tailed Hawk today.
Marina Chainey, Richmond, California

The food chain can get very complicated, or as they say … it’s a jungle out there! /Gary

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One Response to “Red-tail hawk feasts on gopher snake”

  1. Arlene Says:

    Are there ocelot in Contra Costa County. While golfing yesterday at Diablo Hills, my son and son-in-law saw what looked like a small striped tiger in a tree. We looked up ocelot on line which is described as about twice the size of a domestic cat. The picture looks like a tiger. Have you seen any in our county?

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