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Sonoran Whipsnake Masticophis bilineatus


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Sonoran Whipsnake
credit: Greenpinemuseum/CCSA

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Family: Colubridae, Colubrid Snakes view all from this family

Description Gray-brown or olive, darker at head and through body, lighter at tail. Up to 3 dark edged stripes on sides. Cream underside, yellow to tail. 17 rows of smooth scales. Divided anal plate.

Dimensions 76.2-170.2cm. (30-67")

Breeding Laid june-July. 6-13 eggs in a clutch, with a leathery shell.

Habitat Desert brushland to pine forests and open areas.

Range Arizona, New Mexico into Mexico.

Discussion Diurnal. Hunts among shrubs and trees for prey, includes lizards and birds. If threatened with readily flee.