Lampropeltis mexicana (San Luis Potosí Kingsnake)

 Armadillo de los Infantes, San Luis Potosí

The quaint little town of Armadillo de los Infantes lies northeast of Cd. San Luis Potosí at an elevation of 5356 ft/1632 m elev. This region is a transition zone from the desert-like habitat occupied by L. mexicana to the west and the wet montane habitat near Alvarez to the southeast. Mexican Black-tailed Rattlesnakes (Crotalus molossus nigrescens) and Mexican Pine Snakes (Pituophis deppei) are commonly encountered snakes of this area. (July 2005).