Family: Colubridae, Colubrid Snakes view all from this family
Description Wider head than neck. Yellowish/tan with diamond shaped dark botches down back. Smooth scales in rows of 21-23. Divided anal plate. Vertical pupil.
Dimensions 20.3-98.4cm. (18-38 3/4")
Breeding 6-12 eggs laid March-May. Incubated for 3 months. 23cm (9") long when hatched.
Habitat Arid areas to rainforest terrain. Semidesert in Texas.
Range Texas to Mexico & South America.
Discussion Nocturnal. Back of upper jaw has grooved fangs. Injects venom which immobilises small frogs and lizards. Longest living was over 10 years.