Summer is over and an encounter with the Arabian Horned Viper was not meant to be. The viper is a creature that thrives in hot and humid climate, the chances of finding it out of its lair during the cool winter night is next to zero. I have to put off the quest for this creature till next summer. My last trek in search of this creature was a long and arduous 8 hour one. It was the longest one that I have trekked out in the desert and although I was not successful in locating the viper, I was blessed with some cool small nocturnal desert creatures.