(Comparable to a bee sting considered harmless to humans)
(Long and very thin snakes) lengths up to 5 feet.
Dark (black) lines that run from the snout, through the eye, to the neck.
A slight crease runs from the eye to the snout on both sides of the face.
The underside of the face and neck are yellowish.
The underside of the body is a light cream color.
They head is pointed and narrow.
The pupils are round.
Produces up to 8 eggs in summer.
BITES IF HANDLED!
Most active during monsoon season.
They are excellent climbers and spend a lot of time in trees.
When captured or threatened it will often hold its mouth open widely exposing the dark lining of the oral cavity and throat.
In the U.S. its only found in Arizona around the Patagonia area.
Its range is very large as it extends north from South America, into Mexico, and crosses into the states.
Lizards, frogs, fish, and insects.
Their mild-venom is excreted through rear-fangs