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Posted by chrish on January 20, 2003 at 21:04:15:
In Reply to: Drymarchon in Mexico (Chrish's post from Jan 07) posted by MXHerper on January 18, 2003 at 18:05:51:
and on my monitor I get a fair representation of the animals real color. It certainly wasn't a glossy black snake.
This snake was found south of the area you mention. It was DOR on the new(ish) Cordoba/Veracruz to Minatitlan cuota (The one that starts about 60 km SW of the city of Veracruz). That snake was photographed DOR 25km south of the beginning of the toll road. The closest small town would be Joachin or El Coyote, Ver, or it was about 30 airline km due north of Tierra Blanca, Ver.
The habitat was the coastal marshland/prairie that occupies much of the area of the southern Gulf from Veracruz to E. Tabasco.
I actually saw another DOR earlier that day, further SE, between Acayucan and Minatitlan that was almost certainly another cribo. That snake also appeared to be largely black as I passed it (I couldn't go back for that one). That snake was in a slightly more elevated hilly area which probably originally supported lowland rainforest, but now was agricultural (grazing land).