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Schott's Whipsnake (Coluber schotti schotti)

Created: October 25th, 2010 - 08:21 AM
Last Modified: October 26th, 2010 - 07:22 AM
Entered by: Chris Harrison
Record 56034
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
County:
Gonzales County
Time:
2010-10-24 15:42:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Male
Method:
DOR
Habitat:
oak savannah
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:
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Elevation:
337.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

This represents a range extension for the species. This snake was in the northern part of Gonzalez County, less than a mile SE of the Caldwell county line.
The data in the database so far do not represent the real range of this species. This is mostly a snake of the south Texas grasslands and brush.

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Comments

Posted by John Williams on Oct 25, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Yeah, definitely. In Victoria I've seen schotti and horridus along the same creek... very odd.

Posted by Chris Harrison on Oct 25, 2010 at 12:14 PM

These counties tend to be overlooked because of low human population (except Victoria) and the relative absence of more "glamorous" species. I wish I had picked up the specimen!
It seems odd to find schotti and Ambystoma texanum in the same area.

Posted by John Williams on Oct 25, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Neat record Chris. It seems like they range further north and east (Victoria, Lavaca, and now this specimen) that literature shows. Maybe it’s because those counties are under herped?