Thursday, June 18, 2009

Well I moved out of Tucson, and I am now living in Alburquerque, New Mexico. So this will be my last post on the Tucson herps. I know it has been awhile since I have posted. I apologize, I havent had internet until today. So this will be a short post about the last few things I caught while still in the A.Z. I went hiking in a state park in the tucson area and didnt find much, other than the common things. I did find this Regal Horned Lizard. Horned lizards are always a welcome find. It was good sized adult. Same lizard.
Road cruising was not my friend in Tucson. I dont know what it was but I did not have hardly any luck road cruising. I guess I just didnt really find any good roads to cruise, and its not as much fun looking by your self. I actually found a really nice Lyre Snake dead on the road which was a bummer. It was a beautiful specimen, it had a greenish tone to it. Where as the one that we caught in So Cal was your typical browns and tans. I also found a couple of DOR mojaves, western diamond backs, and gopher snakes. The only live snake I did find was this Western Diamond back, which was nice to finally find a live one. I have seen 3 or 4 dead ones so finding this one alive helped me to check it off my list, as well as save the little guy. He was around 3 ft long. I went a realeased him in the state park at a later date.
He is a close up. Wish I had a better camera.
Here it is before I released him.
And one more that I think is a pretty cool picture, to bad its in a cage in my house before I let him go. But still a good shot, atleast I think so. Well that is it for Tucson herping for this year, hopefully I can find some cool stuff here in Albuquerque. I will keep ya updated.


  1. Devin, nice post! We need to find some nice road cruising roads to hit up together. It's just not as cool doing it alone. Glad you finally found a live atrox...we'll find some more in the future. And Phrynosomas always make me happy. Keep it up in Albuquerque, and I'll try to find some more cool stuff here. Later, cuz.

  2. Hey where is the picture of the other cool thingy you caught, dang it... I cant think what it is called, it is late and I am tired, LOL....