Whilst exploring Madera Canyon with Kristen Heimerl from Ohio, we were shown two beautiful BLACK-TAILED RATTLESNAKES right at the side of the road, just uphill from Chuparosa Inn. Two birders had found them moments before, one of them by almost standing on the snakes. The shocked birder was still trembling!
Luis, the owner of Chuparosa Inn, safely caught the snakes, corralled them in a large bin and removed them to a more remote area. Well done Luis!
Earlier in the summer I was complaining I hadn’t seen any snakes this year. The last few weeks have made up for that!