Patternless C. cerberus

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Patternless C. cerberus

Post by Steve Bledsoe » October 29th, 2016, 3:30 pm

A friend and I found a couple of C. cerberus last July in NE Maricopa County. I was amazed to see that this big snake had none of the typical markings that most of the snakes of this species seem to have. I was told recently that all, or at least a good percentage of the adult female cerberus from this area look like this. Can anyone here confirm that statement?

I have only ever found a few C. cerberus in my lifetime, and have only purposefully looked for them on this particular outing last July, but I have also never even seen a photograph of an all black snake like this one.

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Re: Patternless C. cerberus

Post by Biker Dave » November 18th, 2016, 9:57 pm

That's a nice looking critter!

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Re: Patternless C. cerberus

Post by Steve Bledsoe » November 21st, 2016, 11:02 am

Hey Dave,
Have you seen cerberus like this? My friend and I thought it was fairly unique.

Hope all is well with you.
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Re: Patternless C. cerberus

Post by Biker Dave » November 22nd, 2016, 7:13 am

I have yet to see a completley black animal in that area. I have seen one down near Tucson though.

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Re: Patternless C. cerberus

Post by Steve Bledsoe » November 22nd, 2016, 7:26 am

Thank you

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