We were watching a roadrunner in the front yard when my boyfriend spotted a snake along the fence line. I couldn’t even see it. Between my poor long distance vision and the snake’s natural camouflage, I just couldn’t figure out where it was. So he took his camera out and took photos. It’s a gopher snake about 5’ long. And it was badly tangled in chicken wire. We gave it fifteen minutes to see if it would untangle itself, but then we went in with gloves and wire cutters. After we freed it, it made its way to the nearest creosote bush.