Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Basking Springtime Sidewinder

In April, my wife Kelly and I had a great night West of Phoenix, and found over 20 live snakes in just over 3 hours. This is the first of the evening, a Sonoran Sidewinder, Crotalus cerastes cercobombus, soaking in the sun before the evening activities begin. We had pulled off the road to catch and photograph a horned lizard, and I spotted this snake about 15 feet away from where we were taking pictures. That’s a good sign.

Crotalus cerastes cercobombus
Crotalus cerastes cercobombus

Crotalus cerastes cercobombus

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2 Responses to “Basking Springtime Sidewinder”

  1. Your pictures are so good. Defiantly the best rattlesnake and probably the best reptile pictures i have ever seen!

  2. Bryan says:

    Wow, thank you Martin. Let me know if you ever come to Arizona and we’ll hit the field.

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