A Colorado Desert Shovel-nosed Snake skims the desert floor

A Col­orado Desert Shov­el-nosed Snake skims the desert floor.

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The red-black-white color bands also act as camouflage againt desert ground cover.The Col­orado Desert Shov­el-nosed Snake, Chion­ac­tis occip­i­tal­is annu­la­ta, is seen some­times with bright orange col­oration between black bands.

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