Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Blue Eyed Speck

Here’s one of the Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnakes, Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus, from Yavapai County. In this location, they’re often this salmon pink and blue eyed combo, though the eyes aren’t truly blue … just grey, but look blue against the reddish background. Cool snakes.

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3 Responses to “Blue Eyed Speck”

  1. Kat Parks says:

    That is an amazingly beautiful animal, and an excellent photo!

  2. jason says:

    Stunning! Both the photo and the snake.

  3. Marcus says:

    An incredible animal! what time of year do these guys become the most active?

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