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.

2 Comments:

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 Morgan said...

Mate,
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 http://biologicenv.com.au/blog/
Cheers.

 

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