The Desert Glossy Snake

The Desert Glossy Snake aver­ages 3–4 feet long.

Con­tin­ue reading →

Desert Glossy SnakeAri­zona ele­gans ebur­na­ta belies its Ari­zo­nan name, hav­ing a very large range that extends to most of the South­west, even the Mid­west, Baja Cal­i­for­nia, and south into Mex­i­co. The Desert Glossy Snake shares rocky wash­es, sandy bajadas and road­side hang­outs with the Leaf-nosed and Shov­el-nosed species, but tends to dine a bit high­er up on the food chain.

Raise your hand if you think the Desert Glossy looks a lot like the Spot­ted Leaf-nosed!

Glossy Snake pho­tos by Bar­bara Swanson