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Whipsnakes, Striped Racers, & Coachwhips (Masticophis)

Created: November 18th, 2009 - 04:57 PM
Last Modified: January 13th, 2011 - 10:45 AM
Entered by: Jeff Mintz
Record 32918
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
San Luis Obispo County
Time:
1989-06-10 14:00:00
Qty:
3
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
coastal chapparal
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
70.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Fog
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
30.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Old notes from vacation, saw 3, 2 adults and one juvie One adult was on a hillside on a shale deposit, the other adult was in a manzanita bush, and the juvie was found next to a stream. I found it interesting how dark the snakes were compared to their more inland counterparts, being a nearly black ground color with orange stripes instead of cream. The belly was orange fading to a purplish pink at the rear. overall appearance reminded me of the Alameda striped racer.

Comments

Posted by Jonathan Hakim on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:29 AM

Ha, no problem. You can still use the edit function to get the full species name there. Otherwise the record won't show up if someone makes a request for the species.

Posted by Jeff Mintz on Feb 06, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Yes, true,species name change, sorry for the late reply!

Posted by Jonathan Hakim on Jan 13, 2011 at 10:45 AM

If you're having trouble entering it, the species name is now Coluber lateralis lateralis.

Posted by Jonathan Hakim on Aug 01, 2010 at 07:02 PM

Species should be lateralis.