Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis) - HM 363858
Observer:
Roberts, Max
Observed:
2021-09-25 13:55:00
Last Modified:
2022-01-07 13:02:32
Country:
United States of America
State:
California
County:
Santa Barbara
Age:
Deceased:
Notes:
Photo is in situ. Stayed still for a few seconds before darting away when I moved a bit. At first I thought that it was trying to bask on the ground and rock. However, given the unusual posture and that it was holding its head up in the air, I think it may have been waiting in ambush for prey. There were hundreds of California Treefrogs in the area near the stream where it was and there were also a few lizards running around.
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