The pictures are lousy but I got a good look at it before it hauled itself off the trail to avoid the screaming hikers.
Small and gray with brown strips across the eyes.
Small size snake
seen by Elizabeth Long
Seen by Elizabeth Long during butterfly survey
On the right
On the left
Anyone know what types of lupine are in this area? I'm thinking Lupinus succulentus.
Animal captured by permitted herpetologist, and released immediately thereafter
Animal captured in the presence of a professional, permitted herpetologist and immediately released after photos
Please note the animal was only in the bag for a very short time, with a professional, and permitted herpetologist present. Released soon thereafter.