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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Another New Species


I always get excited when a new species appears in my yard especially one as interesting as this. There are several different sub-species of Kingsnakes, so named for their ability to kill and eat other snakes, including venomous ones. Our yard happens to fall right on the boundary where the sub-species changes from the California Kingsnake to the Desert Kingsnake and this individual shows characteristics of both. This is not unusual were the range of the two sub-species meet. This particular individual was just slithering out of our pool having taken a cooling dip when I managed to catch a photo.

4 comments:

Roberta said...

A beauty!

eileeninmd said...

Neat looking snake! Great shot, Celeste!

Celeste said...

Yes indeed Roberta it was a very handsome individual.

Celeste said...

Thanks Eileen :)

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