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 Texas Lined Snake (Tropidoclonion lineatum texanum)




Texas Lined Snake | Tropidoclonion lineatum-texanum photo
Texas Lined Snake

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TEXAS LINED SNAKE FACTS

Description
The Texas Lined Snake is olive brown, gray brown or dark brown with a yellow or cream colored stripe down the center of the back. The underside has a double row of crescent shaped markings down the belly. They have a small head and small eyes. It is a secretive snake.

Size
length 35cm

Environment
Grasslands, prairie. Found under rocks, logs, leaf litter.

Food
earthworms

Breeding
5-10 young are born in August or September. Newborn snakes are 7cm - 12 cm long.

Range
found in Texas, and parts of south and central United States

Notes
The Texas Lined Snake is harmless and passive. It often curls its tail into a tight coil when disturbed.

Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Serpentes)
Family:Colubridae
Genus:Tropidoclonion
Species:lineatum texanum
Common Name:Texas Lined Snake