a baby snake of 20 inches
Oh don't ya love it my life is so exciting I just ought to write a book~
ask me why did you pick it up?
Well I have kids and birds and doge...I had to identify it. I knew it was not a rattler well I was pretty sure...can you say STUPID :)
Oh I ran out of data storage and the account has to be addressed sorry no picture...
I wonder where his 3-19 brothers and sisters are!
Family: Colubridae (colubrid snakes)
Other common name: red racer
Spanish names: chirrionero, alicantre
This long, slender snake reaches lengths of 3 to 8¼ feet (90-260 cm) long. Quite variable in color, it can be tan, gray, pink, black, reddish-brown, or any combination of these colors. Broad crossbars may be present. The scales are smooth and the eyes large; the head is distinct from the body. Unlike the adults, young may have obvious dark brown or black blotches or bands on a light brown background. This snake receives its name from the braided appearance of its scales which resemble the whip used by stagecoach drivers in earlier days.
This is a wide-ranging species occurring throughout the southwestern United States south through Baja California and Mexico (except the Sierra Madre).
This common snake is found in deserts, prairies, grasslands, woodlands, thornscrub, and even cultivated lands. It is found from below sea level to 7700 feet (2350 m) in hilly or flat lands, rocky or sandy soils.