Sonora semiannulata (Ground Snake) found under rock on grassy rocky slope with shallow soils. Toeslope of limestone hills, not far upslope of wooded valley floor. Mid-morning, partly cloudy with bright sun. Retained as voucher with tissues (UT-TNHC)
Found under rock by Marla Hibbitts on Independence Creek Preserve (Nature Conservancy)
Medía de unos 20 cm, color café sin rayas. Capturada por un gato pero rescatada y liberada sin ningún daño. Muy activa y trataba de esconderse primero bajo el cuerpo del gato y entonces mi zapato.
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.