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Texas Night Snake

Hypsiglena torquata jani

Description:

Tan body with dark brown blotches down the back. The pupil is vertical and you can barely see it in the photos since this is a nocturnal species. They are rear-fanged and venomous, although not a danger to humans.

Habitat:

Found crawling on a rock wall at a pavilion at night hunting Mediterranean Geckos.

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2 Comments

BenChesebrough
BenChesebrough 6 years ago

Really pretty snake. I have the hardest time telling any of the subspecies apart. Is the subspecies determined contextually via where it was found, or are there visual differences between the Texas, Desert, and California varieties?

Cody.conway
Cody.conway 8 years ago

Great! Hoping to find this guy this weekend.

AshleyT
Spotted by
AshleyT

Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 22, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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