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San Diego Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata pulchra)

Created: April 30th, 2019 - 04:51 PM
Last Modified: April 30th, 2019 - 04:58 PM
Entered by: Jeff Nordland
Record 318308
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
San Diego County
Time:
2019-04-29 00:32:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
montane chaparral/mixed pine and oak woodland
Body Temperature:
48.00F
Air Temperature:
48.00F
Ground Temperature:
-----
Humidity:
100%
Sky Conditions:
Mist
Moon Phase:
Waning Crescent
Elevation:
4020.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Found while driving very slowly and shining the roadcut, hoping to find salamanders. The snake was about 3-4 feet up off the ground, climbing straight up the rocky roadcut, as seen in the first photo. It was about 30-32 inches in total length.

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Comments

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Apr 30, 2019 at 07:20 PM

Observation of the month. Great work and great notes to go with the temp gun..