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A Survey of the Herpetofauna of the Comanche National Grasslands in Southeastern Colorado

Appendix 7:

Photographs of selected habitat and species of amphibians and
reptiles observered during the 1995-1997 field seasons


JPG -- Texas blind snake
Texas blind snake (Leptotyphlops dulcis). Blind snakes are very uncommon and localized in extreme southeastern Colorado. This specimen (approximately the fifth recorded for Colorado) crawled into camp in Cottonwood Canyon at night -- what specific conditions are necessary for surface activity are wholly unknown.
JPG -- Kansas glossy snake
Kansas glossy snake (Arizona elegans elegans). This large constrictor is moderately common in shortgrass prairie habitat and may be found later at night and at cooler temperatures. The smooth scales and clean white ventral surface clearly distinguishes them from bullsnakes.

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