Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Diamondback Waiting in Ambush

I found this diamondback in an area very close to my home, and visit him on a regular basis. There are also a few others that share this hole, and they all stay pretty close to home. This was just before sun up in early July, hence the blue-ish light. Obviously I didn’t disturb him, which is key to repeat visitation.

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4 Responses to “Diamondback Waiting in Ambush”

  1. Dad says:

    this strategy should be repeated at our home….the key to success to repeat visitations is to NOT disturb me when I am in my easy chair with a beer and a remote in hand!

  2. Bill Love says:

    Nice shots of hiding in plain sight, Bryan! I undoubtedly have some of their eastern cousins lurking near my home too, but the dense foliage makes them much harder to spot.

  3. Bryan says:

    Thanks Bill! I’d flip out to see a huge Eastern hanging out … hope to make it out to Florida one of these days.

  4. rebecca says:

    Gorgeous animal! In all the times I’ve been hiking in the desert around Phoenix I’ve never seen a rattlesnake… I must be looking in the wrong places.

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