Low Elevations up to 2,800 feet
Desert areas, flatlands,sandy areas
Mates in Spring
20 born in Summer
BITES WHEN HANDLED OR HARRASSED!
Nocturnal during hot months.
Diurnal during cool months.
Does not Hibernate
Subspecies in Arizona:
1. Mohave Desert Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes cerastes)
Found in very north-western part of AZ.
2. Sonoran Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes cercobombus)
Found in central to south-central AZ.
3. Colorado Desert Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes laterorepens)
Found in South-western part of AZ.