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Behavioral Ecology

Flathead snake - Tantilla gracilis

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  • 7-8 inches total length
  • Found on rocky hillsides of open prairie and woodland
  • Activity largely unknown
  • Feed on centipedes and soft bodied insect larvae
 
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 Interesting fact:
  • The smallest species of snake in Kansas.  Very secretive and little is known about them.
 
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