Arizona Rattlesnakes

Arizona Rattlesnakes
Jan
12th
2010

My First Twin-Spotted Rattlesnake

The twin-spotted rattlesnake, Crotalus pricei, was the last of the 3 small montaine species of rattlesnake I have found. I’ve heard they are relatively easy to find if you’re in the right area, and I knew the right area, so I wasn’t in a particular hurry to find one. The day finally came and I decided to try for one. It wasn’t too long before I found it either, buzzing away below me. One more for the life list!

Crotalus pricei
Crotalus pricei
Twin Spot
Twin Spot
Twin Spotted Rattle Snake
Twin Spotted Rattle Snake

I did come back the next day with my sister to find one, but only put in half an ass worth of effort. I did see one, but it made it down into the rocks before I could get to it. Oh well.


 

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4 Responses to “My First Twin-Spotted Rattlesnake”

  1. David Allen says:

    Hey Brian, I simply wanted to commend you on creating such a beautiful website. I am a fellow herper from Prescott Arizona, just up north from you. While others may not fully understand the amount of work that you do to get your fantastic shots I do. Some of the species you have photographed are very difficult to find and it is great you want to share your experience with everyone. Keep up the good work and happy herping!

  2. Bryan says:

    Thanks David! What do you primarily look for up there? I’ve found 2 cerbs in the area, but haven’t spent much time.

  3. David Allen says:

    Sorry for the misspelled name! There isn’t much moving right now as it is still pretty cool up here. Typically lots of cerbs and black-tails, gophers, and whips. Mt. king snakes are very nice in these parts as well. There are some great areas for interesting desert species just out of town, places you are probably familiar with based on your photos. How are things moving down your way? I will be down there for a couple of hours this weekend and am itching to find something. In a couple of weeks things should really be moving up here. Happy herping!

  4. Bryan says:

    Oh man I am slow to respond! Anyway, things are moving great. Pick any dirt road that goes through natural habitat in the daytime in the last two weeks of April and you’re guaranteed an atrox or two. I was out most of last week herping the flats West of Phoenix and found a lot of good stuff!

    Do you have a lot of success with cerbs? That’s a species I really want to try and find more of.

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