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Loma Alta alterna - Specimen lom93w0001


Specimen Record
Taxonomy
Common name Gray Banded Kingsnake
Family Colubridae
Scientific name Lampropeltis alterna
Locality Loma Alta (2nd cut S. Red Bluff)
Origin
Origin Wild Caught
Collector Dan Johnson
Collection date 5/14/1993
Collection time 9:20 pm
Collection age adult
Description
Color Pattern blairs, light, bright orange
Rating 8
Sex
Misc
Status unknown
Photographer Dan Johnson
Ownership history Dan Johnson (NA - 11/1997)
unknown (11/1997 - 1996)
Record created 1/11/1997
Last update 2/7/1998


Genealogy



Clutches Produced
Clutch ID
Photos
Father
Date Laid
Hatch Date
Days
Incubated
Egg
Count
Hatchling
Count
Bad
Eggs
lom9704 Photos lombrw0001 6/3/1997 7/30/1997 57 12 6 1

Offspring
ID
Hatch Date
Pic
Description
Q
S
lom97c0401 7/30/1997 y blairs, good orange 8
lom97c0402 7/30/1997 y blairs, good orange 7
lom97c0403 7/30/1997 y blairs, good orange 7
lom97c0404 7/30/1997 y blairs, good orange 7
lom97c0405 7/30/1997 y blairs, good orange 8
lom97c0406 7/30/1997 y blairs, faded orange 5



Comments
On my first night of "road collecting from a bicycle", I collected this snake. At just before 9 pm, I spotted the snake sticking its head out of a crack in a cut. I dropped my bike and ran up to grab her, but she managed to escape into the crack. 15 minutes later, I returned. It was deja vu. This time I managed to get my hands around the posterior few inches of her. I was unable to pull her out immediately, but held on. After 15 minutes or so, she got tired and I was able to pull her out. She was a bit scuffed up from our struggle. She still bears some minor skin discoloration from it.

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