(Medium sized snakes) lengths up to 3 1/2 feet.
Smooth shiny tan-colored skin with dark blotches.
Produces up to 23 eggs annually or bi-annually in the summer.
Young typically hatch in August and the mother will protect the them for the first 2 weeks.
Most of Arizona’s habitats
Hibernates in winter.
Rodents, lizards, snakes, and birds.
There are 3 subspecies in Arizona:
Desert Glossy Snake (west and southwest AZ)
Arizona Glossy Snake (south central AZ)
Painted Desert Glossy Snake ( northeastern AZ and the extreme southeastern AZ)