Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

First Rattlesnake of 2009: A Relocation

After hiking many miles last Sunday and finding no snakes, I was happy to get my first relocation call of 2009. Nothing crazy or all that exciting, but I still went nuts trying to find all my gear; still hidden in various parts of the garage after our move. 

He was under a pile of rocks in the homeowner’s back yard and came out all pissy, as a good rattlesnake should. He now lives in a rocky drainage area on the hill overlooking the neighborhood.

This is also the earliest in the year I’ve seen a snake out and about. Slick.

Crotalus atrox near Carefree Rd. in Phoenix
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake in Arizona
Let me out!

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One Response to “First Rattlesnake of 2009: A Relocation”

  1. Matt Moran says:

    Very slick. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to find a den or two in the area.

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