Coyote hiding among the Giant Ripples, West Bar of Columbia River
Spooked this coyote while walking across the sagebrush desert. By the time I got my camera out - it was pretty far away and moving quick.
Thanks to listorama getting me me out there (relatively safely) on a remarkable 2 day trip to explore some geology.
Squirrel with gray and brown fur. I found two, one of which was very friendly while the other one was really shy. Long tail but not extremely bushy. White or light gray underside.
Two rat snakes entwined in a bushy stump. One is about 4'+ long the other is 6'...possibly longer. They were first seen separately in different parts of the yard...then one was up the tree and the other was below but still on the ground. We watched the second larger snake climb up and "snuggle" with the other. The smaller snake had a place about the size of a half-dollar that looked like a spot that didn't shed or perhaps a scar.
Two seen in immediate area. First observation of multiple water snakes this day. Very active in water, patrolling flooded grass clumps.
We saw several garter snakes on this hike, this was the only one I got a photo of but they are out and about all over well-named Snake Mountain.
Basking on a fallen branch. 7PM. One day after a rain storm. Ground still damp. 80 degrees F.