Mother Nature is the artist. I just collect the memories…

Some Recent Finds

Found a couple of really nice snakes over the last couple nights, and thought I might share a photo or three…

Axanthic Western Longnose--Different from the Clarus Phase...VERY different...

Axanthic Western Longnose--Different from the Clarus Phase...VERY different...

Very Gravid Great Basin Gophersnake

Very Gravid Great Basin Gophersnake

Same Gophersnake

Same Gophersnake

This gophersnake was incredibly gravid.  Her belly was just chock full of developing eggs, and she was probably only a few days from laying.  In fact…in the second picture you can see she is just covered in dirt.  Just might have found her taking a break from digging a burrow to lay the eggs in…tough to say for certain.  But I know she was gravid.  You could see the egg shapes, and I let ehr crawl through my hand.  I counted 18 eggs, but that could be off…

Mojave Desert Sidewinder

Mojave Desert Sidewinder

Desert Hairy Scorpion

Desert Hairy Scorpion

Different Mojave Desert Sidewinder

Different Mojave Desert Sidewinder

Check out the skull-shaped head pattern.  It's upside down in the photo...

Check out the skull-shaped head pattern. It's upside down in the photo...

We found this sidewinder twice tonight, in roughly the same location, 45 minutes apart.  The only way I could positively ID it as the same ‘winder is by that very cool looking head pattern.

Anyhow…thanks again for checking out the blog and joining me on my adventures!

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2 responses

  1. Are all Sidewinders rattlers?

    August 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

    • All North American Sidewinders are rattlesnakes, yes, but not all side-winding snakes are rattlesnakes.

      August 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

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