Next up are snakes so for those of you who do not like snakes and was put off recently by the rattlesnake, time to move on to the next blog on your list.
A gopher snake crossing the trail. He sat there the entire time allowing me to take pictures. When I was done I prodded him along so as to not get run over by a bicyclist. As it was, I didn't see a single person on the entire hike. A fine day it was.
As Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter would say, "Ain't he a beauty?"
And there was this little guy. I say little for he was barely 6 inches long. It wasn't till he swam off did I notice he had something in his mouth. He may have just caught it at this spot where he swam up to as I clicked his picture. This was taken with my 300mm about 8 feet away.
I blew up the image and it appears to be a tadpole which is about a third his size. That is going to be a big meal for this little fellow.