Bryan Hughes (Rattlesnakesolutions.com)
Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
Crotalus willardi willardi
Federal and State Protections
Countries of Occurrence
United States of America
States or Providence
This small rattlesnake can be found in the "sky islands" of Arizona: isolated mountain ranges surrounded by desert. As such, they can be found between 5000-9000 ft elevation in canyons and forests. They primarily prey on lizards, mice, and centipedes.
Fun fact: The Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake is the state reptile of Arizona!