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Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis pyromelana pyromelana)

Created: January 8th, 2018 - 02:07 AM
Last Modified: January 8th, 2018 - 02:07 AM
Entered by: Jeff Nordland
Record 291895
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona
County:
Mohave County
Time:
2017-08-19 12:25:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
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Method:
In crack or crevice
Habitat:
montane chaparral/coniferous forest/stream
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
Waning Crescent
Elevation:
5910.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Found by David Burkart in a rock crevice. This snake appeared to be between 30-36" long.

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Comments

Posted by Jeff Teel on Jan 09, 2018 at 02:47 PM

That's awesome. I've tried one general area over a few different conditions-(flipping in spring after rains, morning/night cruising-spring,summer and fall, hiking during Monsoon type conditions) just haven't had the "luck" yet. I saw the habitat shot and was like "that's it"...makes me excited to get back up there this year.

Posted by Jeff Nordland on Jan 08, 2018 at 09:20 AM

Yes, thanks Jeff. We drove around for a few hours, then found one spot with a trickle of water springing from the ground. We searched the area thoroughly and Dave used his skills to locate the pyro. He found a shed skin in the crack first.

Posted by Jeff Teel on Jan 08, 2018 at 02:36 AM

This in the Hualapai Mtns.? Awesome record. I've tried several times for pyros in the Hualapais with no luck yet.