Natural History: This snake tends to be a secretive slug eater. It is active undercover, particularly in the early spring and fall when it is warm and wetter.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species may be found in areas of streams, annual grasslands, and forests.
Frequency: This species may possibly occur within the Presidio, it has not been sighted in recent years.
Identifying Characteristics: This small snake is reddish-brown on top with two reddish stripes. The side of the body is gray, and it has black and cream crossbars on the belly.
Did You Know?
The modern-day Officers' Club was part of the original Spanish Presidio. In the front section of the building, excavations have uncovered adobe walls dating from the 1790's.