One of the most colorful and beautiful Glossies snakes I have ever seen.... Extreme yellow.... Provided the WOW factor....
The dark picture doesn't do it justice..
AOR juvenile on Hwy 90, just W of Altuda. Imaged only. GTS 744. UTA-DC 7273.
Observed sometime in Summer 2012 I believe.
A good sighting of a Glossy Snake slithering off the side of the road.
Appeared to be foraging (for Holbrookia?) on the gulf-facing slope of the primary dunes.
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.