Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
A Survey of the Herpetofauna of the Comanche National Grasslands in Southeastern
Photographs of selected habitat and species of amphibians and
reptiles observered during the 1995-1997 field seasons
|Great Plains ratsnake (Elaphe guttata emoryi). This species
shows a scattered distribution in southeastern Colorado and appears
to favor regions with hillsides, bluffs or dams. Also known as corn
snakes, this species is distinguished by a spear point between the eyes,
smooth unkeeled scales and a black checkered pattern on the ventral
|Neonate Great Plains ratsnake.
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