Thursday, June 14, 2007

Baby Texan

A baby western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) found on the road near Woodson, Texas, after a day of intense storm chasing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wildlife Center Open House

On Saturday, May 12, the Wildlife Center held an open house. I spent the day hanging with CJ Carmen as he demoed snakes for the folks who visited. Here he holds a snappy great plains skink (Eumeces obsoletus), a common yet not commonly seen lizard in northern New Mexico.

CJ's portable herpto-menangerie.

A striped whipsnake (Masticophis taeniatus), the less common local cousin to the widespread coachwhip snake.

CJ pulls a prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) out of its box.

Visitors get up close to a western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).

A close up of the western diamondback.