Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty).
Hard to tell from that angle and I have never been that great with names, but, is that "Ssssteve the snake"?
Nice rat snake....
Howard. I name him Howard.
a hog nose or a racer
Looks like a gopher snake aka bull snake, Pituophis melanoleucus.Eats rodents. Good to have around unless you're afraid of snakes.
Well if you don't like snakes I would call him a DEAD snake. I like Jon H's name for the snake, call him Sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssteve.
sssssssssssssteve or Ssssssssssteven.
Trans-Pecos rat snake. Good snake to have around..likes mice.
Is that a sunrise or sunset photo?
I was sitting in the garden one day when one of those guys came down the hill behind our Gazebo... scared the hell out of me before I realized it was a gopher snake. Definitely something my wife and I won't forget.
Sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssindy or Sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssarah if it is a female snake.
It looks sort of like a barn snake we have here in Mississippi..I only know them by that nickname... That's a beautiful snake...great patterns and colors...
They will bite if threatened. Won't kill you, but wouldn't be any fun.
OMG...I Hate snakes...That picture made my skin crawl..
Long John Slither
Snakes are cool. Snakes eat rodents that carrie diseases in the desert like the "Hantavirus"
Bullsnake! Love those guys. Stay clear if you're a rodent, though...
Definitely Bull snake. Very beneficial, very cool, and they will make you hurt yourself when you stumble upon one!
Pituophis melanoleucus, Bull Snake.
How long was it? Looked 10 feet long!
That's at least a thirty footer. Me? I'm the dust storm you see running the other way.
What snake? :P
We call that a BIG snake. Call Daddy!!!
I vote for the bull snake (P.c. sayi) on p. 224 of . "Texas Snakes" by Dixon and Werler. It appears to be a little out of it normal range. What would be really cool to find is the Sonoran Gopher Snake - p. 223. Beautiful markings. Dixon was my herpetology professor at Texas A&M and his book is at Front Street.
If I could see the face, I'd know for sure if it was a Gopher Snake. They eat rattle snakes so we loved having them on the property up here. Did it have a dark brown band across the eyes? You sure take some interesting pictures that document your life down there. Keep up the good work. I love checking in on you.
CD is the snakes name.short for count dracula.
I vote for naming it "Tex."
the snakes name is lunch
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