|All photos by Bob Wenrick|
The Kingsnake has all the moves! The head is pointing downward; you can see one eye 'dead' center of this photo.
The Gophersnake had recently eaten what appeared to be another Sonoran Desert Elephant (but was actually a rather imposing looking pack rat. I'll spare you the photo evidence of that here. Look on Bob's website). That's probably why s/he lost this round. But the Kingsnake didn't finish this meal. S/he backed out of the Gophersnake after reaching the rat-impasse. (See Bob's site for more. If you dare.)