I bet you’ve heard of a Sea Snake, but have you ever heard of a Sand Snake? While digging post holes with my friend Alex in the sandy dirt, we found one! A Banded Sand Snake! Chilomeniscus cinctus. So beautiful.
Internet info; Small. Yellow/orange with 24-28 brown crossbands to tail. White underside. scales in rows of 13. Divided anal plate.
Mostly nocturnal. During the heat of the day, it is usually submerged beneath the surface, emerging at night to hunt for insects, small scorpions, cockroaches, centipedes and other soft bodied critters of the like. Its Spadelike snout helps it ‘swim’ through sand. Grooves at the edges of bushes indicate its subsurface activity.

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