This adult female, found in early June 1981 by David Barker, might be the only alterna ever collected from the Upper Devils River Arm of Lake Amistad, located about 2 miles north of the Rough Canyon Marina on Amistad, Val Verde Co., Texas. Photo by D. G. Barker.Juno Road, Valverde Co., TX. Collected by D. Vermilya. Photo courtesy of D. Vermilya.The snake whose head is lower right is a male collected by David Barker and Ardell Mitchell in late September 1978 on the Pandale dirt road, about 7 miles north of Langtry. The other snake is one of the most famous light alterna-phases of all time. This is one of the three alternas that Mike Devine brought to the Strecker Society meeting at the Fort Worth Zoo in 1967. He brought this alterna female, a medium blairs, and a screamer light-phase blairs. Mike was doing a Masters project on the herpetofauna of Val Verde County, and road hunted Juno Road every night all summer. But these three snakes were the first time someone went out snake hunting and road collected alternas. The story goes that Devine brought the snakes to the meeting in a duffel bag, each one in a glass gallon jar. When he set them out on the table, pandemonium broke loose. The next day several members who had been in attendance at the meeting packed up early and went alterna hunting. Devine and these three snakes really started the alterna hunting tradition in West Texas. Devine donated all three snakes to the Dallas Zoo—they were incredibly rare snakes then and herpers drove hundreds of miles to see them. The locality for this female alterna-phase was 6 miles north of Comstock on the Juno Road. Photo and narrative courtesy of David G. Barker.Juno Rd, Valverde Co., TX. Collected by Terry, Troy, and Toby Hibbitts, June 1987. Photo © Terry Hibbitts.Juno Rd, Valverde Co., TX. Collected by M. Forstner, 1991. Photo © Troy D. Hibbitts.Juno Rd, Valverde Co., TX. Collected by Troy & Marla Hibbitts, June 1992. Photo © Troy D. Hibbitts.Juno Rd, Valverde Co., TX. Collected by Marla & Troy Hibbitts, June 1992. Photo © Troy D. Hibbitts.Juno Rd, Valverde Co., TX. Collected by R. Sloan, 1993. Photo © Troy D. Hibbitts.