Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Hiking West of Phoenix, 03-30-08

Floyd and I went hiking through the desert scrub and low-laying foothills West of the White Tank mountains for a few hours this afternoon. Temperatures were in the mid 70’s, and there was a good amount of wind. We saw a lot of the usual whiptails, urosaurus, zebra-tailed lizards, but not much else. We did run across a young Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) and a Desert Horned Lizard and got a few quick pictures.

Crotalus atrox Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

desert horned lizard found while field herping in arizona

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