Found walking slowly through the shade of the brush.
Found half buried on Kelso Dunes Rd. Was dug out and released with seemingly small damage.
Found on Kelso Dunes Rd.
Patchnose snake was seen on the side of a dirt road near the Kelso dunes.
Thin female found partially buried in soil by side of road near Kelso dunes. Tail had to be dug out of sand and was broken. She had bright orange coloration- indicating fertilization had already occurred
Found on the road during night driving.
2nd western banded gecko we found while night driving about 10 miles east on Kelbaker Road. Translucent pink coloration with five stripes on tail.
Small desert tortoise with a carapace SVL of about six inches found walking in a shaded sandy area in the Kelso Sand Dunes.
Small individual found in desert dry wash near Kelso dunes
Found on side of road near Kelso dunes in sandy soil. Hand grabbed
Picture perfect tracks of the Tiger Whiptail, great basin subspecies. Like all whiptails, feet tend to point perpendicular to the midline of the trail. Toes 1-3 are together. Toe 4 is very long, and often makes a "J" or hook. Toe 5 is small and on a separate plain. Tail drag straight and narrow.
9:55 AM. Feeding on dandelions.
This pretty coyote was roaming around Kelso Depot (Mojave National Preserve).
He came quickly to my car and then waited, just as if he was expecting me to give him food. He's probably used to tourists feeding him :-(