Genus & Species: Lichanura trivirgata
Listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.
Southwestern United States and adjacent areas in Mexico; from Death Valley in California, south through Baja California, southwestern Arizona, and western Sonora, Mexico.
Arid scrublands, semi-arid scrublands, and rocky deserts. Usually found near rock cover often on south-facing hillsides at elevations from sea level to over 5000 feet. They prefer habitats near free water such as canyon or desert streams.
Crepuscular and nocturnal. During mild or overcast days, they can be active during the day. They may remain inactive under surface debris or in burrows during the hottest and coldest months of the year.
Rodents, small birds, lizards, small snakes, and amphibians.