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Salvadora grahamiae grahamiae - Mountain Patch-nosed Snake

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Salvadora grahamiae grahamiae - Mountain Patch-nosed Snake

Description

The Mountain Patchnose Snake is a long and slender tan or cream colored snake with two wide dark brown or black stripes on the back. The back stripes have straight edges.

The centre of the back between the dark stripes is tan or cream. The sides are light gray or tan. The underside is pale cream, and may have a pale pink or peach wash under the tail. The eyes are large with round pupils.

Size

average length 90cm

Environment

evergreen woodland, coniferous woodland, usually found in hilly or mountainous terrain

Food

eat lizards, snakes, and occasionally rodents

Breeding

Mating takes place in spring. Females lay a clutch of up to 10 eggs in summer. Eggs hatch in August.

Range

south eastern Arizona in the west, southern and central New Mexico, southern and central Texas. Also found in northern Mexico.

Notes The Mountain Patchnose Snake is non-venomous and harmless to humans.

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