Huge Texas Garter had a good hiding spot.. saw his head poking out on the first pass, and literally had to plan an attempt to get him out. Luckily it worked, and I was able to snag him for a few pics. He was cranky due to the fogged eyes (about to shed) and whatever caused his tail tip to bleed. I caught him with my hands, and never rip a snake from their spot, so pretty sure it wasn't any fault of mine, but the blood was his, not mine. Then I sent him right back to his tunnel.
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