(Comparable to a bee sting considered harmless to humans)
(Very Small Snake) 11” in length
Orange skin with black saddles on the top of the body.
Full black ring around the tail.
Light-colored snout with black bands around the eyes.
Produces 4 eggs in the spring.
It spends the majority of its time under loose gravel and litter along the banks of washes.
Sonoran desert scrub in south central Arizona.
Hibernates in winter
Insects such as roaches, grasshoppers, and centipedes.