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Snake on the Trail

This snake was sunning itself on the trail — Backpacking the Big Piney Trail, December 2023. Copyright © 2023 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

I was not expecting to find snakes out in December, so I’m glad I spotted this one. We’ve not positively ID’d it yet. It doesn’t look dangerous, but when it got fed up with me watching it, it coiled ready to strike and it had a diamond shaped head. But it didn’t have viperous eyes. I left it alone, it wants to sunbathe in December, good luck.

Snake on the Big Piney Trail, December 2023. My best guess (so far) is that it is a Western Rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus). Copyright © 2023 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Copyright © 2023 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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