Independence Creek, Terrell County, TX
Found under a rock by the trail; the ground here is sand or gravel. The surrounding vegetation is mostly grass, cactus, and thin scrub. Relatively near (probably only a few hundred feet) from the Pecos.
AOR on Hwy 90. Imaged only. GTS 1290.
First "SnakeDays in Sanderson" weekend.
Flipped under a rock
Single specimen was observed on concrete beneath a piece of plywood.
The western ground snake (Sonora semiannulata) is a species of small, harmless colubrid snake endemic to North America. It is sometimes referred to as the common ground snake or variable ground snake as its patterning and coloration can vary widely, even within the same geographic region.