Southwestern Field Herpetology

Southwestern Field Herpetology
Apr
2nd
2010

The First Snake of 2010 – A Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

I found a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, a couple of miles from my home in Anthem, Arizona. We’ve had a rather wet year, so temperatures have remained cool and I haven’t seen as much in the early part of the year as I did in 2009, but this year will be a killer! Lots of moisture means lots of snakes, and Spring is looking good.

Diamondback Rattlesnake in Arizona
C. atrox


 

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2 Responses to “The First Snake of 2010 – A Western Diamondback Rattlesnake”

  1. alex says:

    Hi,
    do you do any guided tours?? I am planning a trip to az. next month and would love to go on a guided tour. If not, do you know of any places that do??
    thanks
    alex

  2. Bryan says:

    Hey Alex,

    I don’t do guided tours (but I do go herping with people that email me on occasion), and actually will be spending almost all of next month in New Mexico. Are you looking for general AZ scenery stuff, or more of a herping trip in particular? If it’s the latter, try going on the Arizona Herpetological Association website and asking if anyone would be willing to take you out for some local stuff. Be careful not to ask for exact locations on there, it’s a sensitive subject.

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