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.


At 3:43 PM, Blogger lisa said...

Fine bunch of specimens there! I like the skink as the "intro" picture...holla!

At 3:41 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

You have some awesome reptile shots on your blog. We have whipsnakes in Western Australia (Yellow-faced). I have a few shots of reptiles on my blog if you want to check them out


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