Glossy Crayfish Snake
Regina rigida

Family: Natricidae - Harmless Live-Bearing Snakes

Typical Adult Size: 14 to 24 inches

Reproduction: live bearing

Eye Pupil: round

Dorsal Scales: keeled

Anal Scale: divided

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Glossy Crayfish Snakes belong to the Genus, Regina, which are known as "crayfish" snakes because they feed mostly upon soft-shelled (recently shed) crayfish. Glossy Crayfish Snakes are slender, medium-sized snakes with a glossy appearance.

Glossy Crayfish Snakes are found in the Coastal Plain of South Carolina, usually on rainy nights.

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Glossy Crayfish Snake, Regina rigida
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July 07, 2009
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