September 26, 2023

The Pizen Switch Times

Established 2021

Another angle of a very healthy looking rattle snake. Wildlife photographer Roberta Bryant, May 7th, 2021.

Living Patterns in the Sand

Mason Valley wildlife photographer Roberta Bryant wrote: “We have snakes every year but I have not had a rattlesnake on my property since I cleared my property to the fence line.”
I was looking at my photographs of rattlesnakes and found this one that was under my apple tree. Actually my sister’s dog found it. ~ Roberta Bryant 2021.

“The gopher snakes (also known as bull snakes) and Coachwhip snakes are still here…Notice the snake made a nice place to lay and wait for prey.  They coil up and wait for prey to come into their space and they strike.”

This is a “picture of a vacated spot was out on the BLM land behind me.” Roberta Bryant, July 7th, 2021.
This circular patterned print was right in front of a Coyote den… the snake must “have been a big one from the print he left. So if you find a circle like this it was a rattlesnake.”
“My first rattlesnake sighting this afternoon…it was about 4 miles from my house on BLM land north east of Yerington and was in the middle of the road.” Wildlife photographer Roberta Bryant, May 7th, 2021.
Another angle of a very healthy looking rattle snake (possibly a pregnant female). Wildlife photographer Roberta Bryant, May 7th, 2021.