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Some drink directly from the rocks. It looks like that's what this one was doing before it stopped, or fell asleep? Odd position to be in.
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Since catching rain requires them to be fully exposed, it's not only a great time to visit known dens to see who's made it through the year, but a great opportunity to scout new ones. This is the first rattlesnake I've ever seen at this long-suspected rockpile.
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Snakes in Arizona: Take a 360º look at how professionals remove snakes from residences

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Even in relatively cool temperatures, the need to drink will bring rattlesnakes out on days like today. Some flatten their bodies to catch as many rain drops as they can, before drinking them directly from scales.
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After more than 80 days without rain, some light sprinkles on the sidewalk said that I need to get outside ASAP and check on some old friends. This guy was sitting out, as expected.
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Green Ratsnake found in Southern Sonora, Mexico this summer.
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Oh no, rattlers done be breeding with harmless snacks to make SUPER rattler snacks!

:) Kidding. The "hybrid" myth is common in some areas, but is both not true, and impossible.

This is a Striped Whipsnake coming out for the day from behind a Western Diamondback roommate.
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Second, to found on a heavily-trafficked road, where death would be almost certain if it were any vehicle that came across them other than mine. Many roads in the area have a constant border patrol traffic, and dead snakes are common. This one was moved to the side of the road.
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Amazon delivery protection system, free with home purchase in many parts of Phoenix (just handled this situation a moment ago in Cave Creek)
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To minimize impact, I made sure candidates for collection met a few requirements.

First, they needed to be young, <1yr, when death by predation is a major threat. Baby ridgenosed rattlesnakes are also the most common that I find dead on the road.
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