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Average adult size is 18-44 inches (45.7-111.7 cm), record is 72 inches (182.8 cm). Adults are orangish-brown with black bordered orange, red, or brownish blotches. The belly is usually a black and white checkerboard pattern, though orange may also be present. The underside of the tail has 2 black stripes. There is a spear-shaped pattern on the head and neck. The scales are weakly keeled, and there are 27-29 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round. Juveniles are similar in appearance to adults, but may be more brownish in coloration.
Spotted on Mar 23, 2014
Submitted on Jun 7, 2014