Sonoran Whipsnake

Distinguishing Features:

(Very Long and slender) 5 1/2 feet in length

Yellowish-green mid-body with white stripes between the neck and mid-body.

Light-colored underside.

Large eyes with circular pupils.

 

 

Reproduction:

Oviparous.

Produces up to 13 eggs in the summer

 

Behavior:

BITES WHEN HANDLED!

Diurnal.

Forages in the morning.

Very fast and alert.

Ground-dweller and excellent tree-climber.

It occasionally sleeps in trees on warm, humid nights.

When hunting, it will elevate its head off the ground to scan the surrounding area. 

 

Habitat:

Most of Arizonas habitats south of the Mogollon Rim in south-central and south-east Arizona.

Rocky canyons, riparian areas, foothills and mountains with dense vegetation.

 

Hibernation:

Hibernates in winter

 

Diet:

Lizards, snakes, bats, mice, rats, small mammals, birds, and amphibians.

 

Life Span:

10-15 years

 

Other Facts:

The Sonoran Whipsnake is so fast, it often swallows its prey alive.

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