Thornscrub Hook-nosed Snake

Distinguishing Features:

(Very small snake) Lengths up to 12”

Short and stout red, white, and black colored snake.

Black saddles on top of body.

Red/Orange stripe along each side of body.

Tan/white color under black saddles between side stripes.

Sharp-edged upturned snout.

Black band across the round-pupil eyes

 

Reproduction:

Oviparous.

Produces up to 6 eggs in the summer.

 

Behavior:

Nocturnal.

Ground-dweller.

Often encountered around sunset.

Surfaces in the rain.

 

Habitat:

Sub-tropical species found only around the Nogales area in rolling desert mesquite-covered hills.

 

Hibernation:

Hibernates in winter.

Diet:

Insects such as scorpions and spiders.

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520-561-1355

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Tucson, AZ 85752

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