Friday, November 5, 2010

Corralitas Drive: Baby Snake

Photo: Cliff Watson, October 26, 2010. A neighbor found what appears to be a foot-long, baby Gopher Snake on his driveway last week. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Unfortunately, this Gopher Snake probably didn't make it for long, once the neighbor released it into a nearby vacant lot. It had some small, cat-sized puncture wounds near its head.

Judging by the plethora of gopher holes in the hillsides this year, the Gopher Snakes must have had a breeding frenzy. We had way more sightings than usual this year.