Today I found this evidence a gopher snake resides in my yard. This is an exciting discovery! I know some of you may not share my delight, but snakes are welcome here, any non rattlesnake that is. I have seen one a time or two, (gopher not rattler) but not for awhile. I hope he is content and is happily exploring the numerous gopher trails in my front yard. He should be finding plenty of the bothersome plant eaters to satisfy his appetite. The skin is quite beautiful actually, and measuring 32 inches, I think he must be doing quite nicely.