At six feet, it's the longest snake in the state

Gopher snake
Beth Girard of the Minnesota Herpetological Society holds a Gopher Snake at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.
Jim Bickal / MPR News

At the State Fair's DNR building, you'll find an exhibit featuring snakes that live in Minnesota. Morning Edition producer Jim Bickal stopped by the exhibit and chatted with Beth Girard, a volunteer with the Minnesota Herpetological Society.

Girard showed him the biggest snake found in the state. It's known as the bull, or gopher, snake, and it can grow to be six feet long.

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