Size of snake compared to pen.
Close-up of entire snake.
Close-up showing coloration of snake.
Close-up of head and body of snake.
have been trying to locate someone that might be able to identify
a snake that I'm almost certain it's from Asia and not a local
snake since the local Agriculture Agent, Texas Cooperative Extension
office, could not identify the snake, or unable to find anyone
in this area that could identify it. Recently in opening a merchandise
box, my wife discovered the snake. The snake was dead but perfectly
preserved. We noticed that the item we purchase was made and package
in China. The item was purchased from one of the major home improvement
centers in the Corpus Christi area.
Attached are photos taken by the local Cooperative
Extension Agriculture Agent, Donnie Montemayor, Bee County, 210
E. Corpus Christi St., Beeville, Texas 78102
Hector S. Hernandez, Beeville, TX
ANSWER: The snake in question
appears to be a Dinodon species, possibly rufozonatum. Sorry,
I do not know the common name for this harmless species.
Curator Reptile/Amphibian/Aquarium Department
San Antonio Zoo
3903 N. St. Mary's St.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Ph. (210) 734-7184 x1340
Fax (210) 734-7291