We’ve had a nice, wet Spring so far, which will be great for local wildlife after the extremely dry conditions around here the last few years. Tonight we had only our second call of the year, a young gophersnake that found between a doorway and the front step of a home in North Phoenix. It was likely spending the winter under the house, and had come out a little to take advantage of the nice weather.
It of course did its best rattlesnake impression, rattling its tail and trying to look tough. It must have worked, because he’s been released elsewhere to grow up away from unsuspecting feet.