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Night Snake

Hypsiglena torquata

Description:

This snake was under a piece of dead wood, and at first glance it looked like a juvenile rattlesnake. It turned out to be a night snake. It was about twelve inches long and very calm, probably because it was a cold day.

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textless 9 years ago

Thanks EmilyMarino. :) From what I've read, night snakes have a mild venom that subdues their prey (lizards, frogs, baby mice), but it's pretty harmless to humans.

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EmilyMarino 9 years ago

What a cutie! Is this a venomous specie? It doesn't look like it has venom glands but I'm not familiar with this specie!

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Aztec, New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Apr 9, 2012
Submitted on May 12, 2012

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