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Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake (Phyllorhynchus decurtatus)

Created: July 11th, 2019 - 06:40 AM
Last Modified: July 11th, 2019 - 06:40 AM
Entered by: Jeff Teel
Record 322882
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Imperial County
Time:
2019-06-04 00:04:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
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Method:
Road cruising
Habitat:
Lower Colorado Desert Mtn. Range
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:
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Elevation:
2112.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

In found this same exact snake the next night in the same spot. Technically same day, as it was after midnight the first night I found it. Large phyllorhynchus.

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Comments

Posted by Jeff Teel on Jul 11, 2019 at 03:50 PM

No, these are posed shots. The first night I saw it going off the road ahead of me. The very next night it was sitting in the middle of the road and looked just like what I was hoping it would of been...LOL. I have video of it, but didn't take any insitu shots

What's crazy is I had the same thing happen with a lyre here a week before. Although that one is about 50ft from where I saw it the previous night. This one was literally only a few feet away if that.

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Jul 11, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Just sitting there like that?