Authored by: Garth Teitjen
||Adults are 22" - 47" in length. A thin light gray to light brown snake
with a light wide stripe of white, gray or yellow running down the
back with parallel bordered black stripes The dark stripes are
distinct and have clean edges. This species has a large, triangular
free-edged rostral scale. Belly white or pinkish white.
||A snake and rough terrain, rocky canyons, plateaus and mountain
slopes. Found usually above 4,000 ft. Found in open woodland forests
and in forests in mountains.
||Deep in cracks of rocks.
||Mates in early spring. Has clutches of 5-10 eggs.
||Eats lizards, lizards eggs, small snakes, nestling birds and mammals