01 June 2016

A Snake of a Different Color!

Another unrepentant reptile rears his head! If you saw the postings from yesterday, you will think that everywhere we turn in Tucson we find snakes! This Sonoran Whipsnake is actually IN the bushes at La Reserve and it is sticking his head out! Check out how high this snake climbed!
Photo courtesy of Susan Dodson.


  1. I lived in Tucson for 28 years and never encountered a snake. I live in Massachusetts and come across them most days in the spring and summer. I am outside more here and am aware of where they are living in the yard and scan the area for them now so they don't startle me when they slither by.

  2. I've live in Tucson for over 30 years and have never seen a snake go up into the bushes like that. It was quite the experience! It was so fast too.