|Here are the trails made by the daily foraging of this gopher. It's all right next to the road. I'm actually standing on the road to take this picture.|
This is very close to the giant diamondback rattlesnake location which I posted about a few weeks ago.
No mystery there ... diamondbacks are just one of over a hundred species that use gopher burrows as a refuge.
Whatever the reason, I'll miss the wonderful old lump of a reptile who made me stop and "shoo" on so many rides home after a long day in the classroom.
I wish I could have been a little bit earlier on this particular day.
If I squint real hard and try to see the bright side in this, there is a pretty sweet burrow left gopherless now, and just waiting to be claimed by a new tenant.
Perhaps one day soon, I'll turn the corner on to my road and find another stubborn gopher in need of a good chewing out.
I'd like that.
Shameless Teaser for tomorrow's post:
PHOTOS OF ZICK!