Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Desert Patch-Nosed Snake from La Paz County

Kelly and I went for a hike through the low areas of the Harcuvar mountains in Eastern La Paz County today, looking for snakes of course, but mostly just getting a bit of a workout in preparation for the upcoming year. Other than some amazing habitat, the only snake we found was an adult Desert Patch-Nosed Snake, Salvadora hexalepis hexalepis, layed out basking in the sun. I would have been content leaving him to his nap, but this was Kelly’s first experience with this animal and I wanted to make sure she got a close look. 

Desert Patch-Nosed Snake. Not very friendly.
As he was found, laying out in a wash.

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