One species of rattlesnake that we’ve wanted to see in the wild is the Mojave. While visiting Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge recently, we finally got our chance. If only we had been five minutes earlier, however, we might have seen it alive.
One activity Chuck and I enjoy this time of year at Imperial National Wildlife Refuge is driving the road in the evening, searching for snakes that have slithered out to take advantage of pavement that holds warmth from the day’s high temperatures. Although we hadn’t seen a snake for some time, tonight we went trolling [...]
Even though we always look for snakes when we hike, surprising one on the trail today reminded us that we need to be even more vigilant as they now emerge from hibernation.
“Hey! There’s a rattlesnake out here!” Yeah……..sure, I thought. Having just concluded a reptile presentation for some Yuma 4th graders visiting Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, I knew that they were thinking snake thoughts. And one of our snakes I had shown them could easily be mistaken for a rattlesnake.