Photo © James Maughn, some rights reserved
San Mateo, US-CA, US, NA
Public coordinates obscured by 10KM
Jul. 26, 2012 18:08:20 -0700

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Posted by jmaughn over 2 years ago (Flag)

I don't know the snake but it is a great photo!! Were you out in the ocean? The GPS seems off a bit.

Posted by bob-dodge over 2 years ago (Flag)

It's just obscured. I do that with my herp entries, generally. I prefer to keep locations at the county level on public boards. Old habits...

Thanks for the compliment on the photo! They're beautiful snakes...all I have to do is point the lens, and the snake takes it from there.

Posted by jmaughn over 2 years ago (Flag)

I kind of wonder if this might be a very dark T. s. infernalis. 7 labial scales, touches of red on the head.

Posted by kueda about 2 years ago (Flag)

T. elegans can also, though not commonly, have seven labials. Also, the shape of 5 and 6 say elegans to me. Mainly, though, I was smack dab in the middle of a different sirtalis subspecies' habitat, and running across an aberrant infernalis there would just be frustrating to no end, if you know what I mean. :) So, I'm sticking with elegans, if just for my sanity...

Posted by jmaughn about 2 years ago (Flag)
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