Muleshoe to the rescue

A tiny, magical thing happened the other day. We saved a life. And by we, I mean all of us – the extended Muleshoe family. Back in May, we held our second annual Snake Count

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Birthday!

Some people have wild parties for their birthday or go out for dinner, movie, and maybe see some music. Not my Jeff; it was a quiet night with the snakes for him. We set out

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Countdown to Snake Count: 2…

I’ve already dedicated a post to gophersnakes and how I adore them, but since we’re almost certain to see one this weekend, they deserve another mention. Gophersnakes (Pituophis catenifer), or a close relative (bullsnakes, pine

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Countdown to Snake Count: 3…

Henry

By far the most commonly seen snakes at Muleshoe headquarters, and most places where they live, are western diamond-backed rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox, hereafter diamondbacks). They are wide-ranging, found in a variety of habitats, and eat

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The return of FiveLong

I ran into an old friend yesterday on my way to close the gate 🙂 There’s a large, warm water puddle on the driveway just in front of the visitor center where lowland leopard frogs

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Snake season is here!

Last month we told you about the western diamond-backed rattlesnake den we recently ‘discovered’ at preserve headquarters. Well, this past week has been a busy one for our rattlesnake neighbors. We have seen about a

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January rattlesnakes?

We’ll take a short break from tales of Jaydin to share a somewhat unusual snake sighting at the preserve. Last winter we had timelapse cameras on three snake dens, but never saw anyone until March.

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End Rattlesnake Republic Now!

This is not a Jaydin story as we promised, but important if you care about rattlesnakes like Jaydin. I recently posted on our other blog that Animal Planet is soliciting comments about their horrible show,

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Changing of the guard

Wow, it has been awhile, but I won’t bore you with the details of why we’ve been absent. What’s important is that WE’RE BACK! We (and the snakes) had a busy summer and even though

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And so it begins…

About 6:30pm, 3 July 2012. Though we had a few tantalizing sprinkles in June, the monsoon officially arrived last night. We got about a half inch of rain at headquarters and the 4th of July

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