Knox co under board temp 68 deg f
Individual beneath rock, soil somewhat moist on rocky limestone slope in xeric shrubland.
Under rock by road in drainage creek.
Temperature was in the upper 60s F.
Found around dusk under a rock. Surrounding area was flat and full of cacti.
The snake was approximately 15 cm long and had a broad, rust-red dorsal stripe.
Photo courtesy of Ian Wright.
In phone notes.
The coloration and markings of these small snakes are extremely variable from light tan with no markings to orange-red with bands. This individual is light tan with dark bands.
Found in a sandy flat area of desert shrub-land predominated by creosote.
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.