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.
Found under a rock.
Small snake, 6-8" long.
Under a rock
Found towards the base of Granite Mountain.
AOR adult male on FM 2050 N of Bruni. Imaged only. GTS 1257 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). Map point is approximate.
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.