Southwestern Field Herpetology

Southwestern Field Herpetology
Jul
14th
2011

My First Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake

I’m not sure why, but this is a species that I’ve never seen before. I’ve been all over their range, in good habitat, looking for rattlesnakes and such … just never bumped into one of these. They’re beautiful, but it’s never been an actual target on a trip. That might need to change.

Lampropeltis pyromelana


 

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3 Responses to “My First Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake”

  1. Susan Chapler says:

    Beautiful snake!

  2. marianne says:

    A fantastic find and it doesn’t appear to be night! Maybe there’s still hope for me 🙂

  3. Bryan says:

    It is indeed daytime, and lots can be found out there in the sun, but way up high where it’s cool! This guy was in the shade at an elevation of around 6,000 feet.

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