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Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans)
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GLOSSY SNAKE FACTSDescription
The Glossy Snake is a small colubrid snake. They have narrow pointed heads and are quite variable in colour and pattern. Color ranges from tan, brown, and gray with spotted patterns. They have smooth and shiny skin. The underside is white or cream without markings.
Most subspecies are around 75cm -130cm
small mammals and lizards.
Glossy snakes are oviparous. The lay clutches of 10 to 20 eggs and young hatch out in early fall. Young that are about 25 cm long at hatching.
California in the west through to Kansas and Texas. Also found in northern Mexico.
Glossy Snakes are not venomous