Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Chihuahuan Nightsnake

Here’s a rather large (by large, I mean about 14″) nightsnake from New Mexico. This species is of a tougher build and more squat than the Desert species I’m used to seeing in Phoenix … pretty cool, and puts on quite a threat display that I wasn’t expecting. I regretfully didn’t get any good photos of the display before it balled up into this more familiar “uncle” pose.

Snakes of the Niiiigiiiggghhhit!

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