The other day, we found a adolescent snake (about 15") right at our front door. I guess it was homeless and needed shelter or something. From my research it looks like a Pacific Gopher Snake and people keep them as pets. We are thinking about keeping it as pet. So far we have it (we think it's a boy) in a tank with water dish, shelter and a heat lamp (That old aquarium converted to a chick raising tank has more than a singular use). Pretty much what I read online to raise a pet snake. I bought a couple of frozen pinkies and the snake ate one without hesitation. So it seems like it is adapting well. With that said, a question to all snake owners out there. What recommendations would you suggest to make the snake happy. Also, someone can confirm that this is a Pacific Gopher Snake and not something more dangerous? thanks!