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Western Black-headed Snake (Tantilla planiceps)

Created: February 26th, 2020 - 09:29 PM
Last Modified: February 28th, 2020 - 01:08 PM
Entered by: James Maughn
Record 332321
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Santa Clara County
Time:
2020-02-26 13:41:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Sub-Adult
Sex:
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Method:
Rock flipping
Habitat:
oak savannah
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Notes

After I found this snake, I finished my hike by finding that someone had dropped a rock through my back window, and stolen the few things I keep in my trunk. Deeply annoying as that was, finding a Black-headed snake might just have made it worth it.

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Comments

Posted by Elliot Schoenig on Feb 28, 2020 at 02:06 PM

Gotcha, great find though! Been meaning to get out to look for these guys, but with the dry winter I'd been putting it off. Guess I'll have to try and give it a shot

Posted by James Maughn on Feb 28, 2020 at 01:10 PM

No, it was under a small rock trail-side. That was just a duplicate entry error. Seven years have passed between my two Tantilla planiceps sightings, so it was nice to see this one.

Posted by Elliot Schoenig on Feb 28, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Sweet! Did you really hike this guy?! Awesome find either way and still on my bucket list for the Bay Area.

Posted by James Maughn on Feb 27, 2020 at 09:02 AM

Thanks.

Posted by Philip Hopkins on Feb 27, 2020 at 08:51 AM

that sucks man. hate to hear that. nice snake tho.