Western Ribbon Snake

Thamnophis proximus

Description 3

NOT venomous. Head wider than the long slender neck, keeled scales, round pupils. Slender body is brown to black and has three lines running down the back, with the boldest yellow to orange stripe over the spine. Typically 20 to 30 inches (51 to 76cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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iNat Map

Pupils round
Type not venomous
Scales keeled
Colors black, brown, orange, tan, yellow
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