Everyone thinks of me as a rattlesnake girl and I totally am. But nothing makes me happier than seeing a gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer).
As I followed Jeff down the hill where Luna was hanging out last week, he suddenly appeared to be falling: running/sliding while occasionally putting his hand down as if to steady himself. Eventually he smiled up at me with a tiny snake in his hand and exclaimed, “gophie!” I nearly fell down the hill trying to reach them as quickly as possible.
Once we set the little guy down, he found a small shelter rock, balled himself up underneath, and peeked out at us.
Adorable, isn’t he?
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