She’s back: Alice!

One of our favorite snakes of 2010 has been spotted at the den!  Alice was coiled next to a log a short distance away from the den the afternoon of 25 April:

Alice. 25 April 2011 13:40

And later heading away to her hunting grounds for this year:

Alice. 25 April 2011 16:13

Because she gave birth last year, it is unlikely that she will stick around the same area and give birth again this year.  Hopefully she’ll be a successful hunter this year, and next year, more babies?

Alice 25 April 2011.  Not so happy to see us 🙁