Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Snakes on a Riding Spot!

When you're up in the Hollywood Hills, you never know what animals you might run into, wild animals, tame animals, party animals... Ahmed and I went up to the Hills for a session and a snake dropped in on us. Luckily, Ahmed is a professional animal wrangler - L.A.'s Steve Irwin, if you will. He identified the snake and safely transported it back to a safe home.

The snake:
Name: (Pituophis catenifer) or the Pacific Gopher snake

Venomous: Non venomous, but it's main defenses are biting, constriction, and musking (basically crapping).

Where they hang: They are active by day and are found in mainy habitats like woodlands, deserts, chaparral, looking for rodents and other small vertebrates.

Ahmed made this video of our session with our serpent friend....

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