It’s always thrilling to take a walk on a wild trail. One never knows what’s around the corner. I was walking back after an exciting birding session when I saw this guy checking me out! I think he was as nervous as I was and had popped his head out of the burrow to see if I was any threat. Not wanting to make him any more nervous than he already was, I quickly took a few pictures and moved on.

And yes, he is an Indian rat snake.