I had some friends in town to find rattlesnakes in April, and one of the locations we hit was the Agua Fria river. The various small canyons and rock cuts, along with the year-round supply of water, make a great habitat for all kinds of desert animals. We found 3 rattlesnakes this particular morning, and a variety of other cool stuff.
Here are a trio of diamondbacks found along the way:
Here are a couple of the many canyon treefrogs we saw as well.
… and some indian art on a rock, right near where we parked.
Here’s about the scariest thing you can find in Arizona, an open nest of bees. Fortunately, these guys usually make enough noise so that you can see them well before you piss them off.
And finally, a patchnosed snake we found on the way out to our next location.