|Photo: Chris Brown, USGS|
Most commonly seen snake in Long Valley.
- Color varies considerably, depending upon habitat. From pinkish to cream to tan. Mottled appearance; sometime salt & pepper speckling mimics granite. Dark rings on the tail. Length from 36” – 52”
- Open areas, barren rock buttes, pinyon juniper forests.
- Sea level to about 9,000’; throughout CA
- Various rodents, ground squirrels, lizards & frogs.