Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Up at the ranch, the owner keeps a beady eye out for snakes. Any kind of snake. She raises and breeds exotic birds and doesn't want snakes around the ranch! I've run into 3 non-venomous ones which have come out of the seed storage room, right as I was turning on the water faucet. I now don't even scream anymore...they are such a non-event! And, Sunday, as I was backing up my car from the mustangs' corral, I was watching the ground and I saw...a snake skin! I don't believe it was a rattlesnake, but maybe a gopher snake. However, it was right next to the "bird house" and now the owners will keep an eye out for any snake. I stuck it in my car and it now rests outside our front gate, perhaps warning people to STAY AWAY!!! :-) Photo is from the Santa Rosa mountains looking down to Palm Canyon. It was a picture-perfect day on Sunday and I took quite a few photos on the way up to the horse ranch.