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Utah Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum taylori)

Created: May 9th, 2018 - 03:48 PM
Last Modified: May 9th, 2018 - 03:48 PM
Entered by: Joel Reep
Record 299849
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Tooele County
Time:
2018-04-28 18:37:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Female
Method:
Rock flipping
Habitat:
Rocky Slope with Juniper Trees
Body Temperature:
81.00F
Air Temperature:
72.90F
Ground Temperature:
80.90F
Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Overcast
Moon Phase:
Waxing Gibbous
Elevation:
5865.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

This female was found less than 30 minutes after and less than 100 feet from the orange male with reduced black in the other voucher from this day. These were welcome finds as I found them after 14 hours (male) and 14.5 hours (female) of flipping over 2 days. The weather cooled off a bit, the wind died down, and the sky clouded up and it felt like it was going to rain. Also important to note - food sources seemed more abundant on this hillside than in surrounding areas we searched. We found 3 skinks and 3 W. fence lizards (Sceloporous occidentalis - which we had not seen anywhere in this region until that day). Normally we see sagebrush lizards (Sceloporous graciosus) most frequently but not on this hillside on that day, although I am sure they are there. Also seen here in the immediate vicinity was a gopher snake, a tarantula, and many rodent burrows.

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Comments

Posted by Lawrence Erickson on May 10, 2018 at 08:24 AM

Outstanding record, thanks for all the details.