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San Lucan Gopher Snake (Pituophis vertebralis)

Created: September 23rd, 2014 - 05:47 AM
Last Modified: July 1st, 2015 - 05:22 AM
Entered by: Will Flaxington
Record 201811
Country:
Mexico
State:
Baja California Sur
County:
Loreto
Time:
2014-09-14 23:45:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Sub-Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Road cruising
Habitat:
Arid Tropical Region*
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
79.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
99%
Sky Conditions:
Cloudy
Moon Phase:
Waning Gibbous
Elevation:
970.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

In the region of Sierra la Giganta, snatched from the road when racing north away from the advancing strong wind and rain of Hurricane Odile, which was less than a kilometer behind. Snake was captured and later released. After the passing of the hurricane, it is pictured here with residence of Loreto and man who is bicycling from the Article Circle of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Pictures of snake taken after Hurricane Odile on Sept. 16, 2014. *Special Remark: intense night driving was performed on Sept. 16, 2014, the night following the strike of Hurricane Odile and astonishingly no reptiles were found, not even a road kill.

*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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