This handsome gopher snake was found in a bad part of town, so I took him to a better neighborhood where he’ll be safe.
This handsome guy was found in a subdivision by a resident who was worried about the snake’s safety (kids, cats, cars, lawnmowers, etc.), so I moved him a short distance away.
A husband and wife called me about this little guy who was hanging out by the front porch. They were concerned for his safety, and the snake was fortunate to have found himself in their yard and not with people who may have taken a different approach. Our customers rock!
Fear of snakes is often a cultural phenomenon. The middle-eastern family with garter snakes in their yard were extremely hospitable and gracious, but completely terrified of snakes, and my best sales pitch had no effect whatsoever. The three little kids were entertained by my antics as I probed the flower beds and peered under the shrubbery. They even got excited each time I found a snake, but I couldn’t get them to touch one. Maybe it was the smell. Garter snakes are three-striped stink noodles. 🙂
In my excitement I called him a bull snake. He is, in fact, a Great Basin gopher snake. And not a happy one, either! Proof that snakes don’t get angry, they just get hissed off!
This male Great Basin rattler (Crotalus oreganus lutosus) was living near the horse stables at a busy summer camp. I moved him a short distance away. He’ll be safer here and the campers can sleep better at night.
This pretty little mother-to-be was removed from a backyard in the avenues. We appreciate the homeowners who call us to move these animals so they can continue to perform their vital role in the environment.
This handsome little snake was cruising the grounds behind the Natural History Museum, so we took him back up the mountain.
It’s not a sound you hear everyday, but it’s a sound you should recognize when you hear it. Here it is!