2nd Line of Defense: Quick strikes, and a bite
3rd Line of Defense: Poop, and poop some more!
I feel it has been a good night when I have been bitten once and pooped on twice:) I went on a third night hike tonight, but ended up rescuing snakes from the middle of the road along a stretch of canal. The night air was a bit cool, so they were definitely trying to soak in some heat. Two fox snakes the length of my arm and a small garter snake were removed from the road before getting run over. The first one that bit me would have been dead had I not stopped to grab it. A car was just turning the corner to watch me snatch it up. He would have been mashed for sure. I don't blame him for biting me. I came out of nowhere and just grabbed him. I would have bit me too:)
Gorgeous Fox Snakes
A Small Common Garter Snake (pooped on me too)
Other Night Time Highlights
Two Rabid Wolf Spiders (Rabidosa rabida)
Leaf Footed Bug (Family Coreidae)