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Ring necked snake
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my first time seeing this snake.
Garter snake
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This snake seen near Mesquite Wash.
Western Diamonback Rattlesnake
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They really blend into their surroundings.
Tiger Rattlesnake (Crotalus Tigris)
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Can be seen rock croppings at dusk.
Jim kopitzke finds kingsnake on path.
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Very common in the Tonto National Forest.
Common kingsnake
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Sonoran Mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis pyromelan
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usually found in higher elevations

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Arizona Bullfrog
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Large aquatic frog.
Sonroran Desert Toad ( Bufo Avarius)
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Large Toad with toxic warts to animals.
Desert land Tortoise(courtesy Jenna Thompson)
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Found throughout desert.

Here in Arizona your chances to see reptiles while birding are about 98%, usually when looking for birds I see snakes, lizards, turtles. In some cases it is quite a surprise then sometimes it is very ordinary.For example when birding near water there is a good chance of seeing terrapins or water snakes. Now when you are out in the field birding make certain you look before you walk, snakes and lizards are masters of camouflage.

Red Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum piceus)
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Very fast, very hard to see.
Western Black necked Garter snake
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cyrtopsis cyrtopsis, this snake is often near streams.
Zebra tailed lizard
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Flares tail up and waves back and forth
Zebra tail lizard
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Colared Lizard
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Often seen on Rocky outcrop.
/Common Collared Lizard( Crotaphytus Collaris)
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One of the most striking lizards in desert
Desert Spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister)
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Large bulky lizard often seen in trees/scaly
Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater)
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Often seen basking on top of a rock formation.
Chuckwalla
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Seen in Four Peaks area (April 2011)
Ornate Tree Lizard ( Urosaurus Ornatus)
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Displaying color to another lizard
Ornate Tree lizard
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One of the most common lizards to see in the field.
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Common Side Blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)
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common lizard seen in the Tonto National Forest

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