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Queen Snake

Regina septemvitatta

Description:

Spotted in a rocky stream in east-central Alabama. My first personal encounter with one of these beauties :)

Habitat:

Clear, rocky streams with plenty of cover, sun and crayfish.

Notes:

Queen snakes subsist almost entirely on freshwater crayfish.

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4 Comments

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 9 years ago

Thanks Mitch!

MitchRay
MitchRay 9 years ago

Killer spotting!

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 9 years ago

Thanks! I have seen lots of snakes, but had never laid eyes on a queen snake until a week ago. I actually saw two in one day, but in the water they are gone so fast you're lucky to even see it, let alone get photos! I got very lucky with this one!

JMayhue
JMayhue 9 years ago

great photo... I have always wanted to see one of these snakes.

marylou.wildlife
Spotted by
marylou.wildlife

Alabama, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2011
Submitted on Aug 19, 2011

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