A Mexican Garter Snake Having Breakfast   11 comments

Mecican Garter Snake AZ Striped Whiptail blog

Mexican Garter Snake AZ Striped Whiptail blog

Mexican Garter Snake AZ Striped Whiptail II blogMexican Garter Snake & Arizona Striped Whiptail Lizard — Images by kenne

This morning while hiking the Crystal Springs trail on Mount Lemmon we saw this Mexican Garter snake having just caught an Arizona Striped Whiptail lizard. The snake was in a hurry to het away from us so he could have breakfast.

Regular hikers on Mount Lemmon should take note, even after all the rain on the mountains, the springs are no more. Maybe it’s time to rename the trail. 

Also, the Control Road to the trailhead is in real bad shape from all the mountain rains — lot’s of deep ruts, making for a long 2 1/2 mile drive to the trailhead.

kenne

11 responses to “A Mexican Garter Snake Having Breakfast

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  1. Oh my..!! what a great photo..!!

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  2. There are often snakes at my house, but I haven’t seen them eat each other (for which I am very thankful)!

    Elephant

    PS You are a great photographer – every day I enjoy your pics!

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  3. Scary y

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  4. that snake is a mountain patchnose Salvadora grahamiae very cool photo

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