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Desert Night Snake

The snake can be categorized as both crepuscular and nocturnal. If their active months are to be measured then from April to October they are seen frequently.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Family Colubridae
Genus Hypsiglena
Species Hypsiglena torquata
Scientific Name Hypsiglena torquata deserticola

Length 12-26 in (30.48-66.04 cm)
Coloration Gray or pale body with dark patches
Distribution Texas, Mexico, and British Columbia
Habitat Woodlands, mountain meadows (moist), and rocky grassland areas
Diet Lizards, mice, and salamanders
Breeding Season Spring
Venom Fact Little venomous
Clutch Size 3-9 eggs
Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
Lifespan Around 12 Years
IUCN Conservation Status Not listed

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Published on June 19th 2019 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 19th June 2019.

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