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Lower California Rattlesnake (Crotalus enyo enyo)

Created: September 23rd, 2014 - 03:44 AM
Last Modified: September 23rd, 2014 - 04:16 PM
Entered by: Will Flaxington
Record 201803
Country:
Mexico
State:
Baja California Sur
County:
Loreto
Time:
2014-09-14 22:15:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Central Gulf Coast Region*
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
86.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
70%
Sky Conditions:
Variable
Moon Phase:
Waning Gibbous
Elevation:
1070.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Discovered by night walking, snake was slowly descending cliff. This was the most passive Crotalus I have encountered it never rattled or stuck during the entire photo session. So docile, it appeared like a mythological Siren temping the foolish herper to pick it up. Found preceding Hurricane Odile, which strikes later in the night.

*For definition of Central Gulf Coast Region, see GRISMER, L.L., 2002. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and Islands in the Sea of Cort├ęs. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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Comments

Posted by Will Flaxington on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Thanks Brian, I was so happy with the pictures taken of this snake (first live one I found) that I didn't bother taking pictures of other live enyos I encountered later on during the trip. Except, I did take quick "on the road" shots of one crossing a quiet road during the last night drive of my trip.

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Sep 23, 2014 at 07:23 AM

Great Records Will. :)