Kansas Glossy Snake
(A. e. elegans)
Size: Up to 70" but more commonly around 3 to 3.5 feet
Range in Texas: Throughout western and central Texas
Comments: As in most places where the Glossy is found, the Kansas Glossy Snake is a common snake in Hudspeth County. I usually find these snakes in the early evening hours on the road ways. Although not a popular snake among collectors, it is a good snake for beginners. It usually has a good disposition and doesn't get very large. They seem to eat well but are a bit shy about being watched. I usually place a mouse in its cage and leave it overnight. By morning it is usually gone. Some remain lizard eaters. Click on the thumbnail for a close-up of the glossy snake.