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Western Shovel-nosed Snake (Chionactis occipitalis)

Created: June 10th, 2019 - 03:37 PM
Last Modified: June 10th, 2019 - 03:39 PM
Entered by: Chris DeGroof
Record 320879
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Los Angeles County
Time:
2019-06-09 22:04:00
Qty:
1
Age:
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Sex:
--
Method:
Road cruising
Habitat:
canyon road
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
72.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
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Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
2283.46ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Possible range expansion. Specimen was collected and turned into the Natural History Museum (Herpetology Department) for DNA.

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Comments

Posted by Chris DeGroof on Jun 17, 2019 at 03:16 PM

Thanks. Found on the coastal side of the San Gabes, which is why I picked it up and turned it in. Most people think someone is collecting from the desert and releasing on this side, as this is now the 2nd desert snake found in this area. That's a legit theory and I guess only time will tell. In the meantime, I'll keep looking!

Posted by Marc Linsalata on Jun 17, 2019 at 01:59 PM

Cool find