|Photo by Ned Harris 9/13/2014|
There was a group of "stragglers" (but I won't name names) on the lizard walk - and we saw this beautiful Gopher snake. At first glance, gopher snakes are sometimes mistaken for Western Diamondbacks. Lack of a rattle isn't always definitive for i.d. purposes, as rattlesnakes can lose part or all of their rattle. The shape of the head plus the lack of rattle led to us to "gopher" a closer look at the pattern.