Baja California #28 - Desert Reptiles

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While hiking on the uninhabited islands in the Sea of Cortes we saw several of the reptiles that live there.

This Spiny-tailed Iguana is warming in the sunlight:
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it sometimes eats the flowers on top of the cactus:
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Nan saw this Chuckwalla during a long hike on Isla San Esteban while I was shooting on a shorter hike:
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It was slow enough that someone was able to pick it up. One of their normal defenses is to go into a tight hole and then inflate their body with air so they can't be pulled out easily:
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We also saw lots of small lizzards and Nan saw a rattlesnakes on one of the islands. (I went the other way :cool: )

Bob & Nan
 
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Very nice...
Not sure how much I care for reptiles
I am wigh you "go the other way" :>))))
 
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I love reptiles. That chuckwalla has some really pretty coloration. Hopefully Nan got some rattler pics...?
Hi Jen,

Since you asked, here is a photo that Nan took of the "famous" Rattle-less Rattlesnake that is found only on Isla Santa Catalina in the Sea of Cortes:
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Bob & Nan
 

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