Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Blacktails in Yavapai County

This is the first blacktail I found at one of my favorite spots in Yavapai county – a place that I didn’t even visit in 2013. This young¬†molossus¬†hiding under a rock was a bit difficult to photograph, but it was done.

Crotalus molossus


There’s a big female in the area that I have seen a lot. I wonder if she’s mom? She has a route that she takes every morning in August, moving between the bushes coming from wherever she was all night. It’s become so regular that one morning, rather than go looking for her, I just sat on a rock and waited for her to come along. She did of course.

Crotalus molossus

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