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Love those eyes!
Interesting. I thought Spadefoots didn’t come out until the monsoon started.
That is true … I took this some time ago. I’ve only seen them for a few weeks in the heavy rains of August and September.
Well, Bryan, tonight (4/5/11), I got lucky. I caught a nice little Sonoran Gopher Snake. It’s still pretty feisty, but with lots of gentle handling maybe he’ll calm down. He’s rather unusual in his colors; because he’s so pale, I first thought he was a Glossy Snake.
Bryan, the real surprise on my new snake is that he has a definite diamondback pattern on part of his back. My wife’s mom kept saying that he looks like a rattlesnake, and at first, I thought, “well yeah, gopher snakes do resemble rattlers to some extent.”, but I didn’t notice his pattern until later.
Great shot, Bryan! I’d love to see one. I looked him up and it says Southern AZ. Am I likely to come across one in the Preserve?
It’s possible! I’ve never found one in that range (though I haven’t spend much time there). Furthest North I’ve ever seen one is in the Superstitions.
Did you get a photo of the gphersnake? I’d love to see it.
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