Friday, August 14, 2009

Desert Critters



So this is the kind of thing you find in your yard while living in the sonoran desert. This is actually one of the less threatening creatures you can come across. This little guy is 12 inches max. My brother is holding him, please excuse his filthy hands. That kid is like the crocodile hunter. It doesn't matter how dangerous or poisonous, my brother will find a way to safely pick it up. And he'll probably be able to tell you what it eats, whether it's nocturnal, he may even be able to tame it. Anyways, he couldn't figure out what kind of snake this is. He asked around and no one had ever seen that kind of snake. Maybe someone's pet that got out? If anyone knows what kind of snake this is please let me know. As for now, he's my brother's newest slithering friend. :-P

5 comments:

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Just a guess. A spotted night snake? The two long spots behind the head are telling, But I'm not familiar with the habitat. I only found adult pictures on the web. Give it a google.

TheNikiProject said...

Thank you Ethan Allen! I googled it and it definitely looks like it! I'll have to shoot an email to my brother. Thank you again!

AuroraRose said...

tiny snake!!!!

Angie said...

So is it poisonous?

TheNikiProject said...

Yes he is tiny! He'll coil up to about the diameter of a golf ball. As for poinsonous, my brother's not quite sure. lol I know that suonds bad, but he's pretty docile and hasn't tried to bite anyone, plus he doesn't have fangs so I don't think he can be poisonous, right?