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Southeastern Arizona Fall

November 18, 2009

It’s hard to dress for fall in southeastern Arizona. The weather can be shorts-and-T-shirts one day, break-out-the-parkas the next, and back to balmy a day or two after that. It’s an inconvenience for us “naked apes,” but at least we’ve got the weather forecast to warn us. How do our cold-blooded neighbors deal with this roller coaster weather?

Just before Halloween we had our first hard freeze, with overnight lows in the 20s F. Two days later, we found this beautiful Mojave Rattlesnake (note the narrow black tail rings) stretched out on the road enjoying the November sun. Maybe he rode out the cold snap in a kangaroo rat burrow.

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