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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 -- Plains milk snake
Plains milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis). This brightly colored harmless snake is responsible for the persistent myth that venomous coral snakes occur in Colorado. Milk snakes appear to be most frequent in sandy soils, and surface activity is greatest when soil moisture levels are relatively high.
JPG -- Coachwhip
Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum testaceous). This large (up to 2 meters), rapid snake is often active in the late afternoon, and it was frequently encountered in shortgrass habitat in the Comanche National Grasslands. Its habit of sunning along paved roads results in high mortality for this species.

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