|All photos by Matt Ball, 7/21/11|
Encountered this small Gopher Snake as I was working in my yard this morning. S/he slithered under a bush and got 'framed' in the leaves. When I went into the (closed, not well-lit) garage later, I was startled (to put it mildly) by a very vehement hissing that filled the (very dark) space. Sounded like Nagini!**
But it was, thankfully, the same snake.
**Go see Harry Potter 7.2, if you haven't already.