Grayish-brown body with brown, black-rimmed, oval spots; fused tail-spots that form three dark tail stripes; flattened head wider than the neck; rounded snout; golden eyes with black, round pupils; two dark stripes below and behind each eye. Non-venomous.
Mainly diurnal. Active after sunset on hot days. Retreats quickly when disturbed. Hibernates in winter.
Feeds on rodents, lizards, and birds.
Sunny, open fields in the highlands, including Irbid, Ajloun, Jerash, Amman, Shobak, and Ma’an. Activity Mainly diurnal.