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Cabrillo National Monument protects a unique and diverse landscape thriving with life. Follow our science teams into the field and discover the stories of our park’s natural resources and beyond.
We Brake for Snakes!
June 18, 2019
Cabrillo National Monument is home to six different snake species – one of these species, the San Diego Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer annectens), is an oft-misidentified and harmless backyard reptile that keeps our ecosystems healthy. Read on to learn more about this slithering species, and why it’s important to break for snakes!
October 18, 2018
Because it’s the month of Halloween, we thought it’d be festive to talk about fangs. Not vampire fangs, however, but the fangs of real animals - snakes. All snakes have teeth, but not all snakes have fangs. What’s the difference? Read on to find out about the anatomy of our slithery friends!
Last updated: November 4, 2016