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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 -- Bullsnake
Bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus sayi). One of the most common snakes in Colorado, the bullsnake is very broadly distributed in numerous habitats. This individual is exhibiting a typical threat display, hissing loudly and striking. This species is likely a very important predator regulating small rodent populations.
JPG -- Texas longnose snake
Texas longnose snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei tesselatus). Although no longnose snakes were found on the Comanche National Grasslands during the study period, several specimen were found in the same shortgrass prairie habitat in adjacent areas, and I would expect that it is an uncommon member of the herpetofauna of the Grasslands.

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