We found this Sidewinder on the dirt cut, of a paved road.
Found night driving outside of Ocotillo, CA.
On way back to car Nate found this curled up under bush. 2nd winder of night. Nate vouchered for database but I took a few pics.
On the way to the sandstone night lizard spot we found this sidewinder on the road, Nate vouchered but I took a pic as well.
Found this sidewinder on a dirt road while driving out to a remote canyon to do some night walking. First time finding on a dirt road, usually find on paved roads or flipped under rocks.
Sidewinder in ambush mode well after dark. First time in my experience to see one NOT cruising that late.
Only live snake of the night.
Mojave Desert Sidewinder - defensive
Mojave Desert Sidewinder - frontal detail on head
Crotalus cerastes is a venomous pit viper species belonging to the genus Crotalus (rattlesnakes) and found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.