The sharp-tailed snake

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Until a few weeks ago, I’d never even heard of a sharp-tailed snake, and I’m pretty sure I had never seen one. Turns out they’re quite common in my area. These are fairly small, secretive creatures, completely harmless to humans.

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Unfortunately, the only one I’ve actually seen was most likely run over by a mountain bike on a dirt hiking trail. The poor little thing– no more than 10 inches long — probably never knew what hit it.

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