Mexican West Coast Cribo

Drymarchon melanurus rubidus
SMITH 1941
Sonora, Mexico. August 25, 2011

We visited an old citrus orchard one morning with the express purpose of finding a cribo, and CJ came across this slightly opaque specimen, on the crawl under a mango tree. The orchard’s fruit crop undoubtedly attracts all sorts of rodents and lizards, making it prime habitat for cribos and other snakes. I’ve seen more cribos on subsequent trips, and none ever offered to bite. They are a pleasure to handle and photograph.

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