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Red-striped Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus)

Created: October 18th, 2014 - 11:58 AM
Last Modified: October 18th, 2014 - 12:17 PM
Entered by: Chris Harrison
Record 204178
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
County:
Bexar County
Time:
2014-10-18 10:27:00
Qty:
5
Age:
YoY
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
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Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
76.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Partly Cloudy
Moon Phase:
Waning Crescent
Elevation:
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Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Unfortuntaly, this photo from my phone doesn't have the resolution to pick out the neonate Ribbonsnakes that were feeding in this puddle, but i counted a minimum of 5 simultaneously, and I suspect there were quite a few more.

This drying, hypoxic creek bottom was full of fish and tadpoles. When I rode up on my bicycle, there were at least 10 snakes visible including:
3 Nerodia rhombifera (subadults or small males)
5 Thamnophis proximus (YOY)
2 Thamnophis marcianus (YOY)

Some of the snakes took off into the grass when I stopped, but others continued fishing. You can see one of the Nerodia in this photo from my phone.

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