Southwestern Field Herpetology

Southwestern Field Herpetology
Feb
5th
2010

A Rare Glossy Snake Sighting

In 2009 I only saw 3 Desert Glossy Snakes, Arizona elegans eburnata. From a distance or at speed they look superficially like gophersnakes, but that long nose and almost rat-snake looking face makes for a good find. They’re really cool snakes, and I really wish I found more of them. Every one so far looks a little different.

Desert Glossy Snake in Arizona
Desert Glossy Snake in Arizona
A Snake in Arizona
A Snake in Arizona


 

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One Response to “A Rare Glossy Snake Sighting”

  1. Max Draper says:

    Not sure of the subspecies but if ya want to find glossys come on up here to Northwestern New Mexico (San Juan County) Glossys are what I find the most of on night time road cruises.

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