kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
International Reptile Conservation Foundation  
click here for Rodent Pro
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Destination Arkansas: The Most Snake Infested Lakes . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Racer . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Feb 24, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Feb. 24, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Southwestern Herp Society Meeting - Mar 02, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Mar 06, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Mar 07, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  St. Louis Herpetological Society - Mar 10, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Colorado Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Mar 17, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  San Diego Herp Society Meeting - Mar 19, 2024 . . . . . . . . . . 

Sonora Semiannulata--red phase?


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Field Collecting Forum ]

Posted by sasheena on April 27, 2003 at 10:20:03:

I suppose field collecting is more like going out and finding a wild animal and taking a picture or taking the snake. My most consistent wild snake experiences are always as a teacher with an open admiration of snakes. The kids always bring me wild caught snakes. And they are (so far thank goodness) always Sonora Semiannulata. The little ones are tan with black heads, and as they mature the black head fades, and they develop an orange stripe... I know that there is a patternless variety and also a banded variety. The other day one of my students brought me a solid red (dorsally) variety, and I have never heard of this one. Has anyone else? The picture above is of the very first of this kind that I found myself after it wandered into my classroom (yes, I know it looks like a Tantilla, but it's definately sonora semiannulata), and next to that one is the red phase.


Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Field Collecting Forum ]