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Texas Lyre Snake (Trimorphodon biscutatus vilkinsonii)
Texas Lyre Snake
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TEXAS LYRE SNAKE FACTSDescription
The Texas Lyre Snake is generally a brown, tan or grey in color with dark brown blotching down the back. They have large eyes with vertical pupils. Their is a distinctive V shaped pattern on their head which resembles the shape of a lyre. Lyre snakes are nocturnal, spending most of their time hiding in rock crevices.
rocky hillsides and rocky outcrops in desert scrub, grassland, shrubland, woodland
feed on lizards, and small rodents, frogs and bats.
Eggs are probably laid under rock cover
found in the Big Bend region of Texas and southern New Mexico, to northeastern Chihuahua, Mexico
Their venom is not considered to be harmful to humans.
Relatives in same Genus
Baja California Lyresnake (T. biscutatus lyrophanes)