Saturday, March 24, 2012

Squirrel Versus Snake

This doesn't go quite the way you might think:

The two animals involved here are well known to me. The squirrel is a Columbian Ground Squirrel, known locally in Southern Oregon as a Gray Digger (or possibly a California Ground Squirrel, a very common inhabitant of the drier parts of the west.   Ted and I used to make extensive use of them as targets.  The snake is a Gopher or Bull Snake, also commonly found on the road in the same area.  The snake is not poisonous, be capable of giving a nasty bite, with a mouthful of short, needle sharp teeth.  Ask me how I know.

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