The closest stop sign is over a mile away and the first traffic light is 5+ miles down the road. A visit to the grocery store is almost 30 miles round trip. It's quiet here; just the sound of toads and coyotes at night. It seems very still, but when you look close there's always something happening. Read on about a few things we've noticed over the past few years.

Monday, February 7, 2011

night snake

The nephews came over to visit and went snake and lizard hunting.  This is what they came back with.   Small little guy - about 5 inches.  At first we thought it was a rattler but it's not. 


  1. Hi. I just wanted to let you know that your snake is actually a Nightsnake, not a gophersnake. They certainly look similar at that size! The nightsnake won't get much larger than that, and is being about as defensive as they get in the photo, which is to coil and look tough, or hide their head. Cool little snakes!

  2. Thanks Bryan....I need as much help as I can get identifying this stuff