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Salvadora grahamiae lineata
Thank you Scott Frazier for helping me with I.D. Non-Venomous. The most defining characteristic of the patch-nosed snake is the enlarged nose scale that is flared laterally which you won’t see in these pics. Sorry, he was moving so fast that he literally disappeared in the short grass. Smooth dorsal scales. Two dark lines outline a light colored (tan, orange, or yellow) mid-dorsal stripe, which is colored differently than the tan sides of the body. Adult lengths of 46-86 cm (18-34 in). May attain a length of four feet. They do not like confrontation. If threatened, they will assume an s-coiled striking position while rapidly vibrating their tails.
This species occurs throughout south, central and north central Texas. Active during the daylight hours
Spotted on Nov 30, 2013
Submitted on Nov 30, 2013