Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Speckled Specialization in Phoenix

Even in the city, the variation in a single species of rattlesnake can be incredible. Here’s a typical look for speckled rattlesnakes in North and Central Phoenix:


… and the next mountain to the South, still well within Phoenix city limits, are entirely different. I’ve posted a lot of these in the past; it’s always incredible to see them side by side.

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