Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Superstition Mountains, 08/07/07

Took my friend Sonny on his first herping trip. We went to the Superstition Mountains, mostly because it’s close, and secondly because I haven’t had my fill of lyre snakes for the year.

The first snake we found was my second Coral snake (Micruroides euryxanthus) for the year.

We went further and stopped for some of the local inverts that Sonny hadn’t seen before, and eventually found a young California Kingsnake.

The last thing we found was a big Blacktail rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus)

This last one I took some creative time with and photoshopped in a starry night scene. Kinda fantasy-ish cheesy but whatever. Click on it for the full deal.

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3 Responses to “Superstition Mountains, 08/07/07”

  1. marianne says:

    Major jealousy here! Not comfortable in the dark, I guess I’ll just have to continue to live vicariously through your blog 🙂

    Can’t make the field trip in the Preserve on Friday, by the way. I really hate to miss it!

  2. marianne says:

    I meant Saturday.

  3. Michael says:

    Your photoshopped pic is really cool. Not quite good enough to convince me it’s authentic, but still awesome nonetheless! As for coralsnakes, haven’t had a shot to see one yet. Hoping for some rainy days this summer to go herping on.

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