Sharp-tailed snakes (Contia tenuis) that were observed on the UC Quail Ridge Reserve in Napa Co., CA. These small snakes are most commonly found from January to March. A large portion of their diet consists of slugs; their diet also includes slender salamanders. When threatened, sharp-tailed snakes often react by rolling themselves into a compact ball.

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Cal Herps: Sharp-tailed snakes

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