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Mexican Long-Nosed Snake

Rhinocheilus lecontei antonii

Description:

Black with orangish bands with thin yellowish stripes on each side of the orange bands. See many in the summer months in the sonoran desert. This one was probally 1 meter long. I dont think its poisonous.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago
Longnose Snake
Rhinocheilus lecontei Long-nosed snake


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4 Comments

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

Don't forget to add the scientific name so it can be entered into the database.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Ahh very cool, I didn't realize there were subspecies, I learned something new :) I have only ever seen 4, and it was all at the same time. We have snake traps for research and it was during breeding season. 1 female and the 3 males that followed her in the trap!

EvelynWilson
EvelynWilson 8 years ago

Thanks again Ashley! It does look like a Mexican Long nosed snake. I run into them quite often during the summer months, they come out in the mornings to sun themselves and feed.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Very cool find! I have only seen a few before as they are generally underground. This is the darkest one I have ever seen though!

EvelynWilson
Spotted by
EvelynWilson

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 17, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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