Feeling the need to warm up, like this Blacktailed Rattlesnake!

Happy New Year! It is very cold over here in Arizona so far in 2015! We had snow in some of the cooler parts of the Phoenix area. We decided to head up in search of snow on New Years Day in the morning. We headed up to the mountains east of town and played in the snow. It has been getting down into the upper 20’s for much of this week and I am definitely not used to the chilly weather! I really would like to get warmer, but the cool weather is great for my brumating reptiles. In thinking about getting warm I am reminded of this Blacktail Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus) that I found a few years ago sunning itself in partial concealment under a rock. It was on St. Patrick’s Day to boot! Enjoy! Warmer weather is right around the corner and I hope to be able to do more herping this year!

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