Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Weird Looking Rock

I’m not sure who this snake was trying to fool, but it wasn’t me. A bright orange rattlesnake sitting on top of a rock caught my eye from a good 50 feet away and brought me over, and yup, it’s a speckled rattlesnake out getting some morning sun. I found a good spot and watched her do her thing for over an hour, during which time she moved very little. Eventually it got too hot, and she retreated to an area I am guessing is where she eventually had her babies – a spot I will return to and hopefully see her again.

Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus

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One Response to “Weird Looking Rock”

  1. Crotalus says:

    Orange Speckled on a black rock. Yeah, that’ll work. NOT!

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