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Carrizo Plain: Exploring 'the Serengeti of the West'

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 13, 2013, 2:26 p.m.
Gopher snake in the Carrizo Plain

Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch

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Snakes on a plain

A young gopher snake is just one of the many species of snake and reptile that can be spotted out here. As spring blends into summer, more snakes emerge, including rattlesnakes — so watch your step!