Went for a drive with my friend John this evening…again…
Anyhow…tha plan was to leave a little earlier than normal, and hit a road I had seen DOR patchnose on, and see if we could find us one that was still breathing. As luck would have it…we were succesful. This is a “Lifer” snake for me. That means one I have been actively looking for and never found. Truth be known, I have seen 5 or 6 dead ones, and one live one before tonight. DOR snakes don’t count as “lifers” in my book, and neither does a snake that I couldn’t interact with at least on some level, either via photographing, hooking, holding…something… Tonight is the first time I actually had my hands on a living NMojave Patchnose snake…So here it is!!
As luck would have it…I got my hands on my first Great Basin Collared Lizard, as well. Now…I don’t really keep track of all the lizards I find, because of two reasons…Number one…I see them everywhere and don’t know much about them, and number two…they simply don’t excite me. There are a few exceptions, however, and Collard Lizards are one of them…
So here is the first Great Basin Collared Lizard I have ever interacted with:
Now…these are the only living reptiles we saw all night. But anytime you can score 2 lifers in one night…it’s a good night.
Thanks for coming along!