Western Mud Snake

Farancia abacura reinwardtii

Description 3

NOT venomous. Head slightly wider than neck, glossy smooth scales, round pupils. Body is black above and black with alternating red below. Typically 3 to 4 feet (91 to 122cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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Pupils round
Type not venomous
Scales smooth
Colors black, red
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