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Rough earth snake

virginia striatula

Description:

Small rough scaled fossorial brown snake

Habitat:

I find them under anything anywhere

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11 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

When my son goes back to Corvallis, I'll have to ask for an intro

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

We stayed with Richard F. Hoyer and his wife. Richard has been studying rubber boas (and a few other local species) since the 1960s. He is the nicest man you could ever hope to meet, and he has so many good sites for the boas, sharp-tailed snakes, and many other species. One location we visited was an old military installation/training area.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

where in corvallis?

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

My wife and I traveled to Corvallis a number of years ago specifically to observe rubber boas in the wild. It was a spectacular trip!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Yes we do! I have never seen one in the wild, but rescued a juvenile from a couple kids and released it

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Karen, you have rubber boas - the coolest snake species in the United States!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

I will keep that in mind. Although I'm afraid I don't conceive of a reason to go to OK, as unfortunately, all my family is here, but I do appreciate the offer. Maybe someday I'll have a reason to randomly travel the US

KevinBBabbitt
KevinBBabbitt 8 years ago

If you ever come visit Oklahoma then message me on here and I could show you a bunch of them they are a daily part of life here

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

We have very few species available to observe here in Oregon

KevinBBabbitt
KevinBBabbitt 8 years ago

Thanks there my passion I love observing the in the wild

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Wonderful! I love snakes.

KevinBBabbitt
Spotted by
KevinBBabbitt

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012

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