Yellowish-brown body with brown, white-rimmed, oval spots; head wider than the neck; distinct dark band between the eyes that extends backwards to the jaws; golden eyes with black, round pupils. Non-venomous.
Mainly nocturnal. Active during the day on cold days. Bites repeatedly when threatened.
Feeds on rodents, birds, and lizards.
Western and northern Jordan, including Amman, Wadi Araba, Wadi Rum, and Azraq.