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!