Hands down one of the most beautiful snakes I have ever stumbled upon; and he appeared just in time! Big Pimpin' here buzzed me when we least expected it, and I couldn't have asked for more. Thanks for showing yourself, and thank you for a killer weekend to the boys!!!
W: @eye_skylander & @devinbergquist
Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi) with all the rain recently in Southern Arizona, a lot of the canyon roads were flooded out. We ended up in a random area that we've never herped before and turned up a few of these. With @itsryanfuu
Highlight of our trip to the Chiricahua mountains. Most gorgeous little C. lepidus male in a perfect little spot . Almost invisible in the moss and mottled lighting from the trees, warming on the rock . Saw a female twenty feet away crawling across the ground, got shots of both so you can really see the sexual dimorphism in the species . Will post later :) #lepidus#chiricahua#arizona#rockrattlesnake#rattlesnake#cryptic#hiking
I got back to Az a couple days ago, and I decided to head out to one my favorite spots yesterday even though conditions have been pretty miserable. After a long, unproductive hike I finally turned up this in-shed banded rock rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi). Definitely the hardest I've worked for a klaub!