Black headed snake, if only just

While cruisin the other night, Jerry and I found (he found, really) a black headed snake. These snakes are quite rare, they hardly ever come to the surface. Jerry has never seen one before, and he grew up out here. Sadly, the specimen had either just been hit by a car or nailed by an owl. There was no blood, but it was moving very erratically. It most likely didn’t make it through the night. At least it was still alive when we came upon it, so we can count it as a catch.

Tantilla planiceps

We also found two baby cal kings that night, but both had been hit. Road cruising can be more depressing than fun sometimes.