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Baja California Rat Snake (Bogertophis rosaliae)

Created: September 23rd, 2014 - 12:21 AM
Last Modified: September 23rd, 2014 - 03:48 PM
Entered by: Will Flaxington
Record 201787
Country:
Mexico
State:
Baja California Sur
County:
Loreto
Time:
2014-09-13 21:55:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
DOR
Habitat:
Arid Tropical Region*
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
78.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
95%
Sky Conditions:
Cloudy
Moon Phase:
Waning Gibbous
Elevation:
1325.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

In region of Sierra la Giganta, humidity looming 100% with rain minutes away. Found 2-days preceding the strike of Hurricane Odile on Sept. 15, 2014. This snake was living up to its common name "Rat Snake" with a bloody rat found beside it.

*For definition of Arid Tropical Region, see GRISMER, L.L., 2002. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and Islands in the Sea of Cort├ęs. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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