(Very Long Snake) up to 8 feet in length
Tan colored with dark blotches.
Underside is plain light-colored
Produces up to 24 eggs in the summer.
BITES WHEN HANDLED!
Active at both day and night.
Primarily ground-dwelling with climbing capabilities.
When threatened it often raises its head to a striking posture, hisses loudly, and vibrates the tail.
This is a defense mechanism in its attempt to imitate a deadly rattlesnake.
Wide-spread throughout entire state.
Hibernates in the winter
Preys on a wide variety of animals including rats, mice, rabbits, lizards, birds, snakes, eggs, and insects.
Arizona’s largest snake!