Sidewinders: Desert Survivors

Watching Tommy scratch for a sidewinder was impressive. These snakes are poisonous but not deadly.  A bite would make your finger swell up to twice its size but you would not die.  Had no interest in petting it although the Russian couple did and one of the Austrian teenage twin boys did, too.  The one wearing the Pink Floyd t-shirt.  Realize he is not in the picture.  Tommy’s hands still!


Sidewinders earn their name.  Actually they can really scoot sideways, maybe faster than a crab.  And can bury themselves in less than a second.  Now you see him; now you don’t.