31. March 2011 20:50
Its' nice to hike off the established trails and really explore the Anza Borrego Desert. Of course you have to be aware of the various hazards that you may encounter such as sharp cactus, rock, bees, snakes and other things that seem intent on ruining your day.
Lucky for us our snake encounter was of the non-poisonous kind.
This particular snake, known in the desert southwest as a Red Racer (?) seemed content to lie in the sun with his head in the shade and let us take candid pictures of him.
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