|| Chester County
|| under old blanket
The smallest L. triangulum I've encountered including hatchlings. The snake had recently consumed another snake, as was apparent based upon the sausage-like appearance when encountered. I had a deep suspicion that the snake had eaten a V. valeriae based upon the diameter of the prey item when considering the short length. The L. triangulum would not regurgitate in the field for Chris and I. I collected the specimen and at 11 PM I introduced a small amount of water into the digestive tract through the hub of a needle without the syringe tip. The snake quickly regurgitated a V. valeriae, intact but with a digested head, confirming my suspicion about the prey item.