(Comparable to a bee sting considered harmless to humans)
(Small Snakes) length up to 23”
Tan colored with brown blotches.
Vertically elliptical pupils.
Dark-brown collar around neck.
Brown bars extending back from each eye that forms into a blotch.
Produces up to 9 eggs each spring.
After a 2 month hatching period, the young are fully independent at birth.
They use their mild-venom by injecting their prey with their enlarged teeth in the rear upper jaw.
To protect itself, it often coils into a spiraled shield with the head tucked tightly in the center of the spiral.
Found in all arizona habitats
Hibernates during winter
Lizards, frogs, small snakes, insects, and reptile eggs.
Their mild-venom is excreted through rear-fangs
Their are 3 species of Nightsnakes in Arizona: