Pituophis catenifer catenifer
This snake can hardly be seen since it blends with the background. I saw two snakes at 8.00 in the morning today. They were probably out trying to sun bathe. Each snake was about 4 ft. I saw this snake wrestling with the other , at the side of the pond. I watched fascinated!!!! They were either mating or there was a territorial dispute. They slithered on to the bridge which i had just crossed! One fell into the pond while the one seen slithered away into the grass!! A man walking by ,being a little braver ,went near to check the tail. His conclusion was that it was not a rattle snake but could be a gopher snake. While the gopher snake is harmless, i just saw a picture of my daughter's friend being bit by it yesterday. She was practicing on the soccer field when that happened.