Graceful reintroduction of mankind into his environment

Snake action from the gardens!

Last night, the ‘Evening Feed’ for the birds was much more interesting than usual. Four rattlesnakes in one small area…


…one being a new individual! No name, yet…IMG_9873_prettybrow1-1024x682

…but, I love the eyebrows…IMG_9862_prettybrow2-1024x682

This is ‘Sazusa’…IMG_9876_sazusa_web-1024x682

…in one of her favorite spots.IMG_9880_sazusa-682x1024

Cheech was just inches away.IMG_9878_cheech-1024x682

Cartman had just eaten an adolescent quail and was curled under the salvia, in one of his favorite spots. You could just catch a glimpse.IMG_9427_cartman_glimpse-1024x682

We’ve had a lot of other snake species, too. On Saturday, I got these shots of a Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer). It was cruising through the grass…IMG_9735_gophersnake_cropped-1024x682

and seemed to following a scent trail, on a line for a pack rat midden.gopher_web_panorama-copy_small-1024x206

All rattler shots FF.  Gopher Snake, ‘Cobra’ shot-cropped, full length-composite of twelve (prints full res at 40″ in length, close to life size!!!)

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Graceful reintroduction of mankind into his environment