Southwestern Field Herpetology

Southwestern Field Herpetology
Oct
29th
2010

The Largest Glossy Snake I’ve Ever Seen

This Glossy Snake, Arizona elegans noctivaga, was especially large, maybe a third larger than the next closest individual. It was found in a relatively cool grassland, as well, out and about in the monsoons. This first photo should serve as comparison to the gophersnake-ish size of this beast.

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4 Responses to “The Largest Glossy Snake I’ve Ever Seen”

  1. I love the darkling beetle in the photograph!

  2. Bryan says:

    Thanks for telling me what they’re really called, so I can stop calling them “butt beetles.”

  3. James C. Trager says:

    Ted sent me to this site – I’m another herpetophilic entomologist, and will try to ID any ants that show up in your lovely herp photos!

  4. Bryan says:

    Thanks James, that would be really helpful to me. Do you have any field guides that you’d recommend?

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