San Diego Nightsnake (Hypsiglena orchrorhyncha klauberi)
Total length: 20 cm
This subspecies can be located coastally from Santa Barbara to mid Baja California. The nightsnake is often light grey to tan in color with dark brown blotches on the back and sides. As nocturnal creatures,
they are most often active from dusk to dawn foraging on a wide variety of terrestrial vertebrates. During the day, these snakes take shelter under rocks, logs, and other surface objects. The nightsnake is rear-fanged and though they do inject venom into their prey, they are harmless to most humans.