I’ve had just vizited Arizona in early December. Now I’m supper happy it was cool and have not seen any snakes. Next time I’ll go, it won’t be in December or January just by sheer luck. I’ll plan ahead more wisely thanks to this nightmarishly photos.
These pictures were taken in the first couple of weeks of February when I was down there hunting javelina.
I walked into the den site while tracking a javelina and saw a real nice diamond back that I thought about shooting when I noticed the den. That was 14 years ago. We still go into the den site to take pictures of them along with taking others that want to see a den.
During the warmer years they might be quite a ways out of the den and you do have to be quite careful of where you walk but since it is fairly open it is no problem. Then the colder years you might catch them on the edge of the den or off to the side or it might even look abandoned.
The year that I took the picture of the mess of them we counted over 30 rattlers in and around the den itself.
Hi the dude in the picture. It would be cool to know the area (genetics) of the stag you have in your profile picture. I am from New Zealand and shot a stag here that is almost identical, especially the throw backs. I can send you a photo to prove I'm genuine with my enquiry.