Mice, Rats, Eggs, Birds
Man, lizards, snakes, raptors, small mammals
California, Nevada, Arizona.
Deserts, grasslands, prairies.
Most Long-nosed Snakes have slender bodies, small heads and a tricolor pattern. Generally, Long-nosed Snakes have white scales with many black and red speckles and red or black “saddles”. This pattern resembles that of the venomous Western Coral Snake. Long-nosed Snakes are close relatives of the California King Snake.
Long-nosed Snakes are excellent burrowers and can often be found underground. They are most commonly seen hunting at night. Long-nosed Snakes sometimes eat other snakes. When captured or threatened, the Long-nosed Snake may release blood and a foul-smelling waste from the cloaca.
Long-nosed Snakes are egg-laying reptiles. Generally, these eggs are laid between June and August.
Because these snakes often use roads to travel at night, they are at risk from automobiles.
ANIMAL FUN FACT!
Long-nosed Snakes are non-venomous constrictors.When threatened, the Long-nosed Snake vibrates its tail and writhes around to confuse predators.