Sunday, April 19, 2009

Diana and I went on a "walk about" this morning in the Santa Catalina mountains. We decided to walk down a wash where Jeff and I had previously seen a Gila monster. It was productive for us once so thought we would try it again, and sure enough it didnt let me down. Right as we decended the hillside to enter the wash I spotted this Blacktail rattlesnake. I had never caught this species so it was an exciting find.
This is the same animal.
And one more time, me holding the Blacktail.

We continued down the wash for about another half hour we I spotted this medium sized Gila Monster. It was about 11 inches in total length.

This is the same lizard.

And to close, a picture of Diana and I, and a beautiful sunset with the Santa Catalina mountains in the backround.


  1. Yes! I get to be the first to comment on the blog! Sick finds, dude...wish I could have been there. I'll put some of my posts on here, too, in the future.

  2. Wow, so that was a DIFFERENT rattlesnake then the ones ya'll have caught before??? Be careful... very cool!

  3. I just noticed that you 2 guys started a herping blog and had to come check it out. Uh...maybe it's just me but isn't it a bad idea to catch a rattlesnake?!? I don't even have the guts to catch a garden snake so I will leave the herping up to you. Oh and are a great sport to go along with the hunt!