Looked like a very pregnant female.
FINALLY hand-capped a racer.
Photo by Taj Allen.
The picture was taken from a time lapse I made with a GoPro outside of this rattlesnake den.
Here's the video: https://vimeo.com/101055833
A Red-tailed Hawk has claimed our meadow all summer, but today a Red-shouldered that nests nearby (and who has attacked the RTH a few times) finally scared it off this morning! Lots of raptor drama in Golden Gate Park!
Juvenile just hanging out right by the trail with a group of kids staring at it. Sweet.
Saw a bunch of these, they scooted around in circles in the poppies while lying on their sides.
Appears to be male.
My first California Mountain Kingsnake! I heard it crawling off the trail as I passed. Totally unexpected.
Only the second time I've ever had one give me the whole defensive posture/white goo treatment.
Eye pattern seems correct, but I've never seen a wolf spider with this kind of body...
After six years of hiking here I FINALLY got my rattlesnake.