Nothing crazy today, just finished off the remainder of my local boards. Uncovered another ring-neck under one of the first few boards. The colors were possibly even more vibrant on this one.
Funnily enough, it was playing dead in a very symmetrical pattern.
This picture spoke to me.
Only other snake encountered was a gophersnake under the last board. About the same size as the kings found yesterday. Very defensive as it immediately triangulated its head and got in a position to strike.
It did strike a couple times but never landed any.
Scale picture. Also fun to see the coloration diminish on the tail towards a more orange/black pattern.
Overall, good day. Lots of salamanders, more rodents, and a few lizards to accompany the snakes pictured. Need to leave my boards alone for a bit. Hoping to get out hiking and flip some rocks in the next couple days. Lots still to see.