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Western Smooth Earthsnake (Virginia valeriae elegans)

Created: September 28th, 2007 - 10:11 PM
Last Modified: November 30th, 2009 - 11:19 AM
Entered by: Mike Thalman
Record 6336
Country:
United States
State:
Iowa
County:
Dallas County
Time:
2007-09-28 18:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
--
Sex:
Female
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Timbered
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
74.00F
Ground Temperature:
-----
Humidity:
-----
Sky Conditions:
Partly Cloudy
Moon Phase:
Full Moon
Elevation:
1048.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
29.74 mmHg

Notes

Observed on road. Specimen was 4in long.

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Comments

Posted by Mike Thalman on Sep 30, 2007 at 03:15 PM

They must be fairly common at least in the Fall in my general area. Up until recently I have only seen 2. I put some boards down on my land last fall and they are just now producing herps. I have seen 10 so far this last week.

Posted by Kyle Loucks on Sep 29, 2007 at 12:06 PM

nice, are they common?