In 2010 we were able to make a trip down to southern Arizona. While on a hike in a beautiful rocky area, we were privileged to find this little gem. It rattled, which is probably what caused us to see it. Otherwise, it would have probably been sufficiently camoflaged for us to have missed it and walked right past. Hopefully we will be able to get some more video of montane rattlesnakes in 2011.
Here is another short video clip of a Mohave Rattlesnake that we found this past spring of 2010. I am really looking forward to this year! I may spend a little time this spring looking for Rosy Boas and some time looking for montane rattlesnakes in southern Arizona this summer. We should also be hatching out lots of baby cornsnakes, california kingsnakes, and if I am lucky some gray banded kingsnakes and bairds ratsnakes.
I am considering adding some youtube videos for Desert Canyon Reptiles. I am experimenting to see if it is worth the trouble. Here is my first youtube video of a short clip of a sidewinder that we recorded in the spring of 2010. Hopefully there will be more and better videos to come!