This is a wildlife garden, and so most animals are welcome here. I will remove rattlesnakes when I find them, but they are rarely seen. In fact I have seen more in town than I have ever seen out here. I think in the 17 years I have been out here I have only seen 2. On the other hand all other snakes are always welcome, I prefer them over mice any day of the week.
It was a good week I found three different gopher snakes in the yard.
You can see that they are not the same snake by the different markings on their heads/necks
Gopher snake #1.
Gopher snake #2
Gopher snake #3
This was my favorite Yucca rostrata!
Still working on those dam weeds, I would love to spray but the wind will not give me a chance.