Salvadora grahamiae grahamiae
Mountain Patchnose Snake

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Other Names: Eastern Patchnose
Description: Adults are 22" - 47" in length. A thin light gray to light brown snake with a light wide stripe of white, gray or yellow running down the back with parallel bordered black stripes The dark stripes are distinct and have clean edges. This species has a large, triangular free-edged rostral scale. Belly white or pinkish white.
Venom: None
Habitat: A snake and rough terrain, rocky canyons, plateaus and mountain slopes. Found usually above 4,000 ft. Found in open woodland forests and in forests in mountains.
Behavior: Diurnal
Hibernation: Deep in cracks of rocks.
Reproduction: Mates in early spring. Has clutches of 5-10 eggs.
Diet: Eats lizards, lizards eggs, small snakes, nestling birds and mammals
Authored by: Garth Teitjen