Lampropeltis knoblochi Madrean Mountain Kingsnake
Some other names for this species:
Knobloch’s Mountain Kingsnake, Chihuahuan Mountain Kingsnake
This species was formerly considered a subspecies of Lampropeltis pyromelana.
near Yécora, Sonora, MexicoAugust 25, 2017
Madrean Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis knoblochi) Madrean Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis knoblochi)
I had looked under numerous logs and innumerable rocks in this canyon, looking for but failing to find Ridge-nosed Rattlesnakes. Then looked under one more log and found this gorgeous little guy, one of the snake highlights of this Mexico trip.
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