Striped Crayfish Snake

Liodytes alleni
(Garman, 1874)
Everglades, Miami-Dade Co., Florida. July 17, 2016.

“I had been warned about the summer mosquitoes at ENP, but I was not prepared for just how bad they really were. My long-sleeved shirt and pants were soaked in permethrin, as were my arms, neck and ears, but the skeeters in their hundreds paid no mind to chemical barriers and had their way with me. When I stopped for a Striped Crayfish Snake (Liodytes alleni), they clustered on my face, flew up my nose, and got between my eyeglasses and eyeballs; bending over to take photos, I felt multiples of pinpricks as the little bastards bit me through my chemical shirt. Needless to say it was a bit distracting, and I didn’t get the quality time I wanted with some of my new herp friends. How in hell did the Seminole and Miccosukee live here?”  – from Getting Around To The ‘Glades

My Flickr album for this species is here.

Related blog post:  Getting Around To The ‘Glades

Everglades 2017 Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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