Sunday, April 29, 2012
Snake, rattle and roll
I headed out to Morgan Territory to take Tracy Press copy editor Melanie Smith and her friend Ryan on a hike ans show them the wide open spaces. Making our way up Stone Corral Trail toward Volvon Trail a fellow hiker warned us of small rattlesnake ahead on the right hand side of the trail near a small set of rocks.
A short time later I saw a lone rock sitting in the trail and made a careful loof around the backside of the rock. Resting partly in the shade was another snake, much smaller, maybe 10 or so inches long. He looked like a baby rattler out on the trail but looking at his photo I'm not sure now. it might be a common gopher snake. Then again it could have been a rattlesnake. best just to leave him alone.