Arizona Rattlesnakes

Arizona Rattlesnakes
Jun
6th
2011

Calm Down There, Buddy

One of the only snakes of this trip, we saw this medium-sized gophersnake early on. They tend to show up like that, on the drive into the prime location, giving the false impression that it’s going to be a great day. It was a great day of friends and field of course, but snakes were a bit sparse. Regardless, we were happier to see this guy than he was to see us.

gophersnake
Mr. Grumpy


 

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3 Responses to “Calm Down There, Buddy”

  1. Crotalus says:

    Now, that is one cranky snake! No wonder so many of them are mistaken for rattlers, and killed.

  2. Frank says:

    In field notes, what do the Herpetology field terms AOR, and DOR mean? I will probably be embarrassed, but I am drawing a blank.
    Thanks for your help!

  3. Bryan says:

    It means “Alive on Road” and “Dead on Road”. Roads are good places to find snakes in open habitat.

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