Snake went under truck and into the grass before I could snap the picture. It was a glossy and the picture is for GPS reference of location
caught by a Great Horned Owl juvenile, which left it behind on road.
From past files .
From past files . This individual was being released to the area that it had been found after being photographed . I happen to come across these people as they were about to release it one night . Note nearly pure white belly and shiny and pale dorsal markings .
After leaving the NAFHA national meeting we decided to do a little road cruising on way home. Glad we did, no one had found this species during the event. Found on shoulder of road. HERP Database Record 221605.
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.