Some Small Nocturnal Desert Creatures

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.

Crowned leaf-nosed snake

Arabian dune sand gecko

Arabian white-spotted sand lizard

Zarudnyi’s worm lizard


Arabian fat-tailed scorpion


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