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Thank you! :)
beautiful snake, great spotting
To see such a wild animal in its natural habitat has been one of the nicest things I have ever experienced while being outdoors. A cousin from Tucson and I were hiking in the Saguaro National Park and there it was on the narrow path. Fascinating and scary in the the same time!
I was back and forth on this one for a long time between Mojave and Western DB, but I went and got a second opinion. They are very similar, but both equally beautiful :) And yes, the close up of the head is what really helped with the ID! Yes, my photo has a 12 ft albino python :)
Thanks a lot, I wasn't 100% sure anyway! Have you seen the other pictures? On the 2nd you can see the head more detailed. Is that an albino python around your neck?
Western Diamondback and Mojave are very similar, but the western db's have evenly (ish) black and white bands on the tail, where as Mojave has narrower black bands than white. Also, the angle of the eye stripe can tell the difference. Western db's have a strongly curve downward where as the mojave has a more gradual curve towards the back of the head.
Spotted on Oct 19, 2011 Submitted on Apr 23, 2013