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Rhinocheilus lecontei; Long-nosed Snake   

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Rhinocheilus lecontei
Rhinocheilus lecontei
Long-nosed Snake
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 1101 0154 (2001-11-24)

Copyright © 2009 William Flaxington

 
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  • date of photo  Apr 24, 1996
  • latitude 33.09639   longitude -116.47444   max error distance 677 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Scissors Crossing (jct. of State Hwy. 78 and County Hwy. S2), elevation 693 m (2275 ft.) (San Diego County, California, US)
  • notes   After attempting a futile escape to shrubs bordering highway, this healthy snake curled into a tight coil on its back with head held in the center, expelled musk and blood from its cloacal region and smeared it over most of its own body, exhibiting an elaborate behavior of “playing dead.”
  • photo category: Animal - Reptile

  • MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ANIMAL
  • common names   Long-nosed Snake (ITIS ) Long-nosed Snake (photographer)
  • View The Reptile Database record for Rhinocheilus lecontei
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