Gopher Snake.....:-)

After a successful day of watering yesterday, we came back to find this gal in the old pig pen.  Yes, I think it's a girl...  We have had a rattle snake in this same spot recently and so after seeing it several times we figured it was setting up a home, so when Dave saw this snake, he said, "The rattler is out!"  I had to have a look.  So while Dave took Mazzy in, I got closer and noticed how large it was.. I was thinking, "This is not that same rattle snake.  Way too large."  So I sneaked around to its tail, which was about 6ft, yes I said FEET, from its head and low an behold,  no rattles.  Took  another look and the head and was excited to realize this was a Gopher Snake, and a very old one to be this size!  I was so excited to tell Dave.  I gave her the Namaste welcome and invited her to stay as long as she liked.  The light in me honors the light in her.  Wonderful!

 Notice the head at left and tail at far right.  Big girl!!!

Notice the head at left and tail at far right.  Big girl!!!

 Notice her head lifted at left and tail at far right.  Her body is stretching under the posts!  Not great photos but hey, it was almost dark. 

Notice her head lifted at left and tail at far right.  Her body is stretching under the posts!  Not great photos but hey, it was almost dark. 

 She's checking me out! Namaste big girl!

She's checking me out! Namaste big girl!