Thornscrub Hook-nosed Snake
(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
Produces up to 6 eggs in the summer.
Often encountered around sunset.
Surfaces in the rain.
Sub-tropical species found only around the Nogales area in rolling desert mesquite-covered hills.
Hibernates in winter.
Insects such as scorpions and spiders.