Size: 18.9-29.5 in (48-75 cm)
Distinguishing characteristics: The Long nosed Snake is a tricolor snake. This snake comes in two color variations, black and cream with little red and the cream and black and red with very cream in the red. Its stomach is cream colored. This snake also has a pointed snout. When the snake is young and has minimal red, it can be mistaken for a California King snake.
Similar species: California King Snake
Things to be aware of : It is a gentle species. It vibrates tail when annoyed.
Seasonal Movements/ Migration: Seasonal movements have not been predicted or reported for this species.
Range: The nature
of the home range in this species is unknown.
this snake is seldom found under any surface objects, it is a good burrower.
It burrows quickly into soil, and often lies covered in the sand or
in rock crevices. During the time it is covered in the sand, its head is
Facts : The long nosed
snake stays very active at night. It hides in rocks. When you try to captured
it, it hides its head, coils up his body, vibrates its tail, and a fluid
is ejected from it . Since they are really a mild manner snake, they can
be captured and shown as a demonstration.
Photo courtesy of : Allen Blake Sheldon
|Reproductive Behavior: There is not a lot of information on the reproductive nature of these animals. All is known is that the female deposits the egg in the soil. They also use abandoned burrows as nest sites. They usually lay anywhere from 5 to 8 eggs around July. Their hatchlings are born in late August or September. When they hatch the feed on small lizards.||
The Animal at the Zoo:
Sources and Links:
WhoZoo Animal Index
Reptiles and Amphibians at the Fort Worth Zoo