Notes about birds, birding and travel from the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
AZ - Tiger Rattlesnake
Tiger Rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris) - Montosa Canyon, SE Arizona, late July 2012. A fine spot by Neil Westwater of our Birdfinders group, found whilst the rest of us were busy trying to track down a calling Black-capped Gnatcatcher. Over the years we've seen several different species of rattlesnake on our Arizona tour but this was the first Tiger Rattlesnake that we had encountered. It wasn't large, probably no more than 20 inches in length, and could have easily slipped away unnoticed had it not been for Neil's sharp eyes.