We JUST received a page from a young man in Santa Cruz who thought he might have had a rattlesnake sunning on his front porch earlier in the day. We had him send the pictures he took.
Check it out - a beautiful little gopher snake! See the shape of the head - like a sausage? And, the round pupils? And, the tail - it comes to a point?
Baby rattlesnakes have a button that, i think, resembles a translucent kernel of corn.
Time for the Badger Song!!!!