Matthew Flores

Please support our efforts to get the Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake listed on the Endangered Species Act. The Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake (Chionactis occipitalis klauberi) is threatened throughout its natural territory and desperately needs federal protection. This wonderful little snake lives in the desert valleys of Arizona feeding on scorpions, spiders, centipedes, and other small desert fauna. Harmless to humans the TS-nS has vibrant bands of black, red, and yellow, along its body. Highly adapted for the sandy substrate of Arizona's desert landscape the Tucson Shovel-nosed swims through and lives beneath the surface of the northern Sonoran Desert. Please take a moment to join our cause, donate, or contact the USFish & Wildlife Service. Even the smallest effort counts, join us, collectively we can bring about real change.