Arizona Rattlesnakes

Arizona Rattlesnakes
Apr
14th
2009

Quality, Not Quantity (Part 2, Sonoran Coralsnake)

… continued from part 1.

I was really happy to have found this Sonoran Coralsnake (Micruroides euryxanthus) out on the move.  This is the 5th I’ve seen, and I was happy to be able to show my new friends from Pennsylvania one of the more elusive venomous snakes we have here in Arizona. This is one of a handful of snakes that can be the only one found on a trip and I’ll still feel completely satisfied seeing it alone.

Sonoran Coralsnake
Sonoran Coralsnake

… and a couple more of the same animal.

Micruroides euryxanthus
Micruroides euryxanthus
Sonoran Coralsnake
Sonoran Coralsnake
Superstition Mountains
Superstition Mountains

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One Response to “Quality, Not Quantity (Part 2, Sonoran Coralsnake)”

  1. Kat says:

    You are right, the eye-level snake-crawling-at-you angle is certainly higher scoring on the cool factor, both for the groundsnake and for the coral snake.

    Heh, if you come across a small banded groundsnake, can you scoop him up for my education events? I have two of the orange over cream colored ones. I wouldn’t mind a red-spotted toad either, but the groundsnake would be so appreciated.

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