Southwestern Field Herpetology

Southwestern Field Herpetology
Nov
23rd
2010

Sidewinders sidewinding all over the place

Here are a few of the 20 or so sidewinders easily found in an evening and about an hour of the next, as can be done nearly any Spring evening in much of Arizona.

Crotalus cerastes cercobombus
Sonoran Sidewinder
Sidewinding
cerastes
scoot scoot scoot
side winder in arizona
eyelashes


 

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4 Responses to “Sidewinders sidewinding all over the place”

  1. The last photo is remarkable!

  2. Michael says:

    Wonderful shots! What time of night are they most active during the summer? 8-10ish?

  3. Bryan says:

    Thanks! That’s about right … these were unusual springtime animals out in the daytime. Most of the sidewinders I see (and I’ve seen a LOT) are out just after dark. We like to say that when you start seeing stars you start seeing sidewinders, and that’s pretty accurate.

  4. Michael says:

    Sure! Ok cool, thanks!

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