Regina grahamii — Graham’s Crawfish Snake
Some other names for this species:
Graham’s Crayfish Snake
Earlier in the day our group had searched along a river for crawfish snakes and come up empty. Late in the afternoon most of us headed north to Holt County and drove along a road adjacent to a wetlands to see what might be revealed. And sure enough, my first crawfish snake put in an appearance there.
A couple of days later Matt Cage and I returned to the same area on our way back from Iowa to the Kansas City airport. We had a couple of hours available in the morning for herping, and we used them to drive along the same wetlands-adjacent road, where we saw a variety of species including these two adult crawfish snakes.
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- Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2017. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Edition
- Ernst, C. H., Ernst, E. M. 2003. Snakes of the United States and Canada