They all said this was the one to get me. This mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) was one of the snakes in my collection for the longest time and despite being an aggressive specimen, I kept this rattlesnake simply because of its character. As it thankfully turns out, this was not the one to get me.
Florida’s endangered eastern indigo snake is one of our most beautiful, second only to the eastern diamondback rattlesnake:) This photo was taken a few years back, and is only the second one I have seen in the wild. Despite my best efforts I haven’t seen another indigo since then, but I keep hope that we will cross paths again one day.