Mother Nature is the artist. I just collect the memories…

Great Basin Gophersnake

Found an absolutely outstanding specimen of gophersnake last night.  At about 4 foot long, this guy was fairly calm and posed very nicely for me in a pile of rocks.  Outstanding coloration, and just a gorgeous snake in general–

Great Basin Gophersnake--Pituophis catenifer deserticola

I love these snakes.  You never know what kind of attitude you are going to get with them.  Some are large, angry, and ready to bite, and others, like this one, are quite gentle and content to pose.  Whatever you get, it will be a wonderfully adapted desert species, and a natural beauty.

Thanks for looking!

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