Young adult AOR on Hwy 170. Observed and imaged by Doug Beckwith.
Baby gopher snake on Tawa Trail
Arizona elegans is a species of medium-sized colubrid snake commonly referred to as the glossy snake or the faded snake, which is endemic to the southwestern United States and Mexico. The genus Arizona has only one officially recognized species, A. elegans, with several subspecies. Some have recommended that A. elegans occidentalis be granted full species status.