Sharptail Snake (Contia tenuis) - HM 261491
Observer:
Parsons, Anne
Observed:
2017-02-19 13:27:00
Last Modified:
2019-03-07 17:56:02
Country:
United States of America
State:
California
County:
Santa Clara
Age:
Deceased:
Notes:
I didn't realize the sharp-tailed snakes are so small. This one was barely the diameter of a pencil and about 6-8 inches long.

I found it under a log along with a slender salamander. It was startled at first and tried very hard to get away, burying its head in a hole, so I left and got a much better picture on my return trip when it appeared to be sleeping peacefully.
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