Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake
(Medium-sized snake) up to 3 1/2 feet long.
Red, black, and white snake.
White bands are bordered by black bands.
The black bands will bridge across the red bands.
Larger head with black mask around the eyes, round pupils, and a light cream-colored snout.
Produces up to 9 eggs in summer.
BITES WHEN HANDLED!
Can be nocturnal on warm nights.
Ground-dweller with tree climbing abilities.
It will defensively discharge foul-smelling musk and feces.
Mountains and forest terrains.
Hibernates in winter
Lizards, rodents, birds, and bats.
Arizona is home to 2 subspecies:
Utah Mountain Kingsnake - found north of the Colorado River
Arizona Mountain Kingsnake - found south of the Colrado River