IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Distribution

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Geographic Range

The sidewinder ranges from the Mojave and sonoran deserts of southeastern California, western Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah. Sidewinders are often found in arid deserts, flatlands, loose, sandy washes, hard pan flats, and rocky areas below 5,000 feet. Sidewinders are also common ammong hummoks that are topped with creosote where their food source of kangaroo rats and other rodents live.This is the smallest and least dangerous snake in Nevada. However, this is the most common snake in the Las Vegas Valley. In Las Vegas, they are fairly common on the lower slopes of alluvial fans.

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