Southwestern Field Herpetology

Southwestern Field Herpetology
Feb
9th
2013

Eddy County Diamondback

Here’s another diamondback from Eddy county – common of course but there are obvious physical differences between them and those that I find around Phoenix. They tend to be darker, higher contrast, and larger. Ya, a very common snake, but I’m happy to see every one that I do and will always photograph them, to the dismay of whatever herper is with me.

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4 Responses to “Eddy County Diamondback”

  1. Marianne says:

    Fantastic image, Bryan!

  2. N says:

    Nice image capture. I think the atrox of my state have some of the best diversity of coloration and pattern range. That Eddy looks much similar to the TX colors.

  3. Thanks – after seeing many hundreds in this part of Arizona, the transition over the divide, just over the border to NM, down to Big Bend, is quite extreme in the level of speckling and contrast. It runs the full gamut it seems, and I’ll always stop for a second look at an atrox out that way.

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