The Mojave Shovel-nosed Snake is a burrowing snake that feeds on various invertebrates, including insects, spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This snake is nocturnal. It has been observed on the surface during the day only a few times, usually coiled under a bush. Snakes often lie just under the surface of the sand where they can be heated by the warmth of the sun without exposing themselves. They breed in the spring with an average of 2-4 eggs laid underground.